France Charges Third Man Linked to Priest Murder

French prosecutors filed preliminary charges of terrorism against a third man detained on suspicion of collaborating in last month’s murder of Fr Jaques Hamel, a French priest, suggesting the slaying was the work of a broader group of Islamic State followers.

The 21-year-old was detained Monday in the area of Toulouse, a city 500 miles south of the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray where the attack took place in late July, a spokeswoman for France’s antiterror prosecutor said on Saturday.

The prosecutor filed preliminary charges on Friday and ordered the man to remain in detention during the investigation, she said. Read more

 

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