Imlil Double Murder: Trial Resumes in Appeal Court

The appeal trial of the 24 convicts implicated in the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the Imlil region in El Haouz province resumed, on Wednesday, in the Criminal Chamber in charge of terrorism cases at the annex of Salé Appeal Court.

This third court session was devoted to the hearing of the main defendants by the president of the Criminal Chamber and the public prosecutor, as well as by the defense, which submitted motions relating to the proceedings.

The president of the Criminal Chamber informed the main defendants of the charges against them. The latter have admitted the facts alleged against them.

The next session, scheduled for 25 September, will be devoted to hearing the remaining accused.

Last July, the first instance court gave verdicts against the 24 suspects involved in this case ranging from 5 years in prison to death penalty.

The suspects were standing trial over the charges of “setting up a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts, premeditated endangering of people’s lives, possession of firearms and attempt to manufacture explosives in violation of the law, as part of a collective project aimed at seriously undermining public order”.

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