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Imlil killings : The Swiss-Spanish suspect to appear in court Monday, his lawyer says

The Swiss-Spanish national accused of having alleged links to the terrorist cell suspected of killing the two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco./Ph. DR
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Accused of having alleged links to the terrorist cell suspected of killing the two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco, the Spanish-Swiss national, known as Abdellah, is to appear in court Monday, reports AFP quoting his lawyer.

«After the preliminary hearing, there will be a more detailed hearing, which will be longer, with more detailed questions», the man’s lawyer Saad Sahli told the French press agency on Friday.

According to Sahli, «other suspects» will attend the hearing in Sale. For the record, 20 people have been arrested for being involved in the Imlil killings, which took place in Imlil in December.

The terror attack, took the lives of Danish student Louisa Vesterrager Jespersen and her Norwegian friend Maren Ueland.

The Swiss-Spanish man, who has been living in Morocco since 2015, was arrested on December the 29th.

According to the director of Morocco's Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), Abdelhak Khiame, the Swiss man planned to join Syria but finally opted for a Muslim country. Reportedly, he hesitated between Algeria and Tunisia but finally chose Morocco, said Khiame.

The man is not directly involved in the murdering of the two Scandinavian tourists, said Khiame, but knew the men who allegedly orchestrated the Imlil terror attack.

«Together, they watched ISIS propaganda films», and he was in direct contact with ISIS members in Syria through Telegram messaging.

The Swiss national was planning to plot terrorist acts in Morocco, targeting security services and tourists. He has even trained some of the cell’s members to use weapons and recruited sub-Saharan nationals.

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