After four days in police custody, the young woman arrested in Béziers was brought to the Paris court on the night of Wednesday to Thursday. It must be presented to an anti-terrorism investigating judge responsible for pursuing investigations for “criminal terrorist association” and “possession of incendiary or explosive products” in connection with a terrorist enterprise. The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office (Pnat) intends to request that he be placed in pre-trial detention.
The young woman, “unknown to the intelligence services”, “never convicted” and “out of school for 2 years”, had been arrested in the night from Saturday to Sunday after a search of her home in Béziers (Hérault). The police officers of the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI), assisted by the Raid, found at her home “several bottles of products liable to enter into the composition of explosives (acetone, sulfuric acid, hydrogen peroxide)”, as well as “Two devices likely to constitute improvised explosive devices during assembly”, specifies the Pnat.
A photo of Samuel Paty’s beheading
Investigators also got their hands on “a printed photograph of the beheading of Samuel Paty”, the professor of a college in Yvelines assassinated on October 16 for showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, “as well as photographs representing armed jihadists. “.
In addition, “handwritten notes evoking various violent action projects” and others “referring” to the group “Islamic State but also to certain symbols of Nazism” were seized, details the Pnat press release.
The search was carried out urgently as part of an investigation opened on Saturday by the Pnat after information indicating a threat of attack in the middle of the Easter weekend. “A diagram of a church located near the home of the respondent” had also been found by investigators, adds the Pnat.
The mother and three sisters of the young woman, also arrested, were released between Monday and Wednesday. “No element has come to involve the sisters and the mother in the preparation of a violent action project” and “no element of radicalization has also been noted concerning them”, details the statement.
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