Teen charged with plan­ning ter­ror at­tack

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A French court re­manded in cus­tody a 16-year-old girl ac­cused of plan­ning a ji­hadist at­tack in a coun­try on edge fol­low­ing a se­ries of bru­tal ter­ror as­saults, a ju­di­cial source said. The teenager was charged with “crim­i­nal con­spir­acy with ter­ror­ists” and “provo­ca­tion to com­mit­ting ter­ror­ist acts us­ing on­line com­mu­ni­ca­tion”. Even at her young age, the “highly rad­i­calised” girl was an ad­min­is­tra­tor of a group on the en­crypted mes­sag­ing app Tele­gram. “She re­layed nu­mer­ous Is­lamic State group pro­pa­ganda mes­sages call­ing for at­tacks, and she also ex­pressed her own in­ten­tion of tak­ing ac­tion,” a source said on Au­gust 8.

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