Seven “linked to terrorist networks,” were arrested by the Directorate General of Internal Security (RPS) in August, with ” at least three had made projects “, said Tuesday, August 23 the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve.
” the number of individuals linked to terrorist networks arrested in the first six months of the year in France is equivalent to the whole of the year 2015 “, the minister said after a meeting with his German counterpart, Thomas de Maizière .
According to figures released in early August by the Place Beauvau, since early 2016, as part of the fight against terrorism, the french authorities had arrested 165 people, of which 91 have been 63 indicted and imprisoned.
in an unprecedented terrorist threat for a year and a half, France suffered this summer two attacks claimed by the jihadist Islamic State organization (EI). In Nice, 86 people were killed and over 300 injured by a Tunisian 31 years that dark aboard a truck on the crowd gathered on the Promenade des Anglais for a fireworks display in the evening of 14 July. On July 26, a 85 year-old priest was murdered in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, by two jihadists.
Germany is in turn referred. She was shaken in July by two attacks also claimed by the EI: a suicide bombing by a Syrian, 27, dismissed his application for asylum, in which 15 wounded and ax attack perpetrated by an Afghan asylum seeker 17, who made five wounded.
According Beauvau, nearly 2 000 people, from near or far, involved in violent religious radicalization or in jihadist recruitment channels
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The strengthening of the French legal arsenal (Act of 21 December 2012 for judging French nationals for their involvement in terrorist offenses committed abroad) would have to open nearly 300 procedures court against over 1200 nationals involved in jihadist networks.