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Swiss national sentenced to 10 years in prison in Morocco




(MENAFN) A Moroccan court sentenced a Swiss national to 10 years in jail for relations to the killing of two Scandinavian tourists, Morocco's official MAP news agency reported on Friday.

The defendant was sued for "setting up a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts aimed at seriously undermining public order, and defending, organizing and failing to report terrorist crimes and acts," the report affirmed.

The sentenced man, who is a computer advertisement technician, is one of the two Swiss citizens who had been detained in Morocco in link with the killing of two Scandinavian hikers on December 17, 2018 close to the tourist village of Imlil, 60 kilometers away from Marrakech.

In addition, the Moroccan authorities have detained more than 20 people for suspected relations to the killing.

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Swiss national sentenced to 10 years in prison in Morocco

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