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Trial of the accused in murder of two Scandinavian tourists postponed to May 30

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A court in Sale postponed, Thursday, till 30 May the examination of the case of the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the Imlil region, in which 24 individuals are prosecuted.

According to AFP, one of the main accuses, namely Abdessamad Eljjoud was sentenced before for trying to join ISIS in Syria. Along with the other main suspects, Eljjoud is prosecuted for «promoting terrorism, forming a terrorist cell and premediated murder», the French news agency said.

Speaking to AFP lawyer Hafida Mekessaoui said that the main accused «spontaneously admitted their crime during the investigation, and today they regret what they did».

The opening hearing for the trial was held in May 2, the same source said.

For the record, the bodies of Maren Ueland (28) and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen (24) were found 10 kilometers away from Imlil by French mountaineers, in December 2018. They had arrived in Morocco to prepare for a mountaineering tournament and climb Mount Toubkal.

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