Nearly 50 people arrested in France for alleged arson

Among them, 12 sentenced to 2 years in jail

23 September, 13:07

    (ANSAmed) - PARIGI, 23 SET - A total of 48 people suspected of having deliberately caused numerous fires were arrested during the summer in France, which was marred, as other European countries, by vast fires which destroyed large swaths of forests. Agence France Press (AFP), a French private international news agency, learned about this from the French military force, the gendarmerie.

    According to a provisional report, 12 people have already been found guilty with sentences of up to 2 years of imprisonment and "more than ten" were put under pre-trial detention. (ANSAmed).

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