Friday, July 29, 2016

Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray: a Syrian asylum seeker in custody – The Obs

Three people are in custody on Friday July 29 morning, including a Syrian refugee, in the investigation of the jihadist attack in the church of Saint -Etienne-du Rouvray , and two others were released, report several sources quoted by AFP.

two people released

the sister of Abdel Malik Petitjean, one of the authors of the hostage crisis, and the friend of the latter, arrested Wednesday, were released Thursday night. “They delivered interesting insights into his path, but no evidence shows their involvement in the facts,” said a source close to the investigation.

A relative of Petitjean

however, a French 30 years, also in the family circle of Petitjean, is still in custody. The man, who lives in Meurthe-et-Moselle, interested investigators who want to know “if he could have had knowledge of a planned attack fomented by the killer,” said the source close to the investigation .

brother Bouaoun

A 16 year minor is also always heard. His brother, Bouaoun Adel, who is close to the other author of the attack Adel Kermiche, left in the Iraqi-Syrian area in March 2015.

An asylum seeker

Finally, a Syrian was arrested Thursday in a reception center for asylum seekers Allier, the source said, confirming information from “La Montagne”. “The photocopy of a Syrian passport was found at the home of Adel Kermiche and investigators seek to whether it could be that man,” she said.

Two stuck S

Moreover, in separate proceedings, two men stuck S, are still in custody: a French 20 years, Jean-Louis S, which, like revealed Thursday the “Comms”, had visited Turkey in early June with Petitjean before being driven back, and a man with whom was found on July 24, two days before the attack on Saint-Etienne-du – Rouvray , a video in which a person closely resembling Petitjean, allegiance to the Islamic State group (EI).

G.S. with AFP


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