The four key defendants have already confessed to the murder of the two Scandinavian tourists.
Rabat – The Imlil murders trial will resume at the Sale Court of Appeal, today, June 13. The 24 defendants face trial for involvement in the killing of two Scandinavian tourists near Mount Toubkal in December 2018.
During the hearing, the 24 suspects involved in the murder will appear before the judge to give their testimonies on the murder.
The four main suspects, who were directly involved in the beheading of the two tourists appeared before the court on May 30. During the hearing, the defendants confessed to all charges. .
In December 2018, Moroccan security services arrested 24 suspects on suspicion of involvement in the crime. The suspects include a Swiss-Spanish defendant, who pleaded innocent.
Head of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation Abdelhak Khiame, said that the Swiss-Spanish suspect was not directly involved in the murder, but he knew the other suspects.
All of the defendants first appeared before the court on May 2. The trial was postponed until May 16 to give the defense time to prepare. The suspects, however, had to face the judge again on May 30 after the trial was postponed in response to a request from the victims’ lawyers, who asked the court to engage the Moroccan state as a key party in the case.
The suspects face multiple charges including using weapons, attempting to manufacture explosives, and plotting activities to undermine national security.
The defendants will also face charges of forming a criminal network, and committing terror acts, as well as inflicting intentional harm.
Police found Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Uland on December 17, 2018 beheaded while camping near Imlil, one Morocco’s prized tourist destinations. Police arrested the suspects less than 48 hours after the murder.