French girl, 16, charged with allegedly supporting Islamic State

Paris detectives state lady was exceptionally radicalised and was administrator of Isis propaganda chat group on Telegram app

A judge has actually handed a 16-year-old French lady initial terrorism charges for supposedly supporting the Islamic State group and attempting to commit an attack, district attorneys have actually stated.

The lady was utilizing a social networks app to spread out calls by Isis to dedicate violent acts, the Paris district attorneys workplace stated on Monday.

The judge charged the teen with participating in a criminal terrorist association and prompting to dedicate terrorist acts through an online interaction medium. She has actually been put in custody.

The private investigators stated the woman was very radicalised and was the administrator of a chat group devoted to Isis propaganda on the Telegram app, which has actually been utilized by believed jihadis to interact, deputy district attorney Laure Vermeersch stated. Vermeersch stated no particular targets had actually been pointed out by the teen, who had no previous criminal history. Her name wasnt launched.

Investigators are now aiming to trace other individuals of the chat group and realise whether the lady had possible accomplices in her supposed attack plot or in spreading out Isis propaganda.

The woman was apprehended on Thursday in the Melun area, a southern Paris suburban area, throughout a cops operation. It is not the very first time a woman has actually been apprehended in France under suspicion of attempting to dedicate an attack. In March, 2 women aged 15 and 17 were accuseded of participating in a criminal terrorist association for supposedly outlining to assault a target potentially a Paris auditorium in a copycat action of Novembers Bataclan attack in the capital . Detectives acknowledged the plot was not in an innovative phase.

France has actually lived under a state of emergency situation for almost 9 months, given that the fatal attacks in November in Paris that eliminated 130 individuals. Parliament has actually extended the procedure for 6 more months after a truck attack in the southern city of Nice on Bastille Day (14 July) that eliminated 85 individuals and was asserted by Isis.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/08/french-girl-16-allegedly-islamic-state-paris-telegram-app

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