BCIJ’s Khiame Denies Arrest of British-Swiss Suspect in Morocco

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Abdelhak Khiam, director of Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), speaks during an interview in Sale near the capital Rabat on May 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA

Rabat – The head of Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) has denied the arrest of a British-Swiss national with alleged ties to ISIS.

Khiame told Moroccan television channel 2M that BCIJ members did not make any arrests on Thursday.

Several news outlets linked the alleged arrest on Thursday to the arrest of another Swiss national for his connection with the suspects involved in the double murder in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.

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The BCIJ arrested the first Swiss suspect on December 29, after the Judicial Office found that the suspect had connections to the main suspects involved in the murders.

At least 22 suspects have been arrested in connection to the killing of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland. Authorities found the victims’ bodies on December 17.

Fifteen suspects appeared before the investigating judge on December 29. The other seven suspects appeared before the judge on January 3.

The public prosecution called on the investigating judge to file a number of charges against the detainees, including the formation of a gang to prepare and commit acts of terrorism, deliberately ending the lives of individuals, and participating in the terrorist attack against the Scandinavian tourists.

Source: moroccoworldnews.com