Assassination of Samuel Paty: the son of one of the indicted was placed in police custody

Abdelhakim Sefrioui, known figure of radical Islam, published a video demanding the dismissal of Samuel Paty, the teacher who was beheaded for showing caricatures of Muhammad to his students.

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The son of Abdelhakim Sefrioui, one of the men indicted in the case of the assassination of Professor Samuel Paty, was placed in police custody on Saturday March 26 at the end of the morning, learned franceinfo from a source close to the file. According to another close source, this young man was taken into custody “for the same reasons as his father”.

Islamist activist Abdelhakim Sefrioui was indicted in October 2020 for “complicity in assassination in connection with a terrorist enterprise”, a few days after the assassination of Professor Paty. He is notably implicated for having participated in the mobilization against the teacher, for having accompanied the father of the family to college who came to complain about the behavior of the teacher and for having posted a video on social networks.

Last June, the Paris Court of Appeal rejected the request for cancellation of this indictment. His lawyer, Maître Elise Arfi, had indicated that his client was going to appeal to the Court of Cassation.

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