France: 13 Salafis before judge for indictment

Planned kidnapping of Jewish judge among charges

03 April, 13:21

(ANSAmed) - PARIS, APRIL 3 - Thirteen of the seventeen Salafis taken into custody by French police on Friday have gone before the investigating magistrate today who will be charging them with belonging to an illegal association linked to terrorism.

Among the charges against those detained, including the head of the Salafi group Forsane Alizza, is the ''planned kidnapping'' of a Lyon magistrate of Jewish origins, Albert Levy, said Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. The dissolution of Forsane Alizza (''the Knights of Pride'') was ordered by Interior Minister Claude Gueant, who accused the organisation of training its supporters for armed struggle, of being against Republican principles and of wanting to bring ''the kingdom of Islam'' to France. (ANSAmed).

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