The French police have arrested ten people suspected of belonging to an extreme-right plot on Tuesday who wanted to attack politicians and mosques in France. The detainees, aged 17 to 25, are linked to Logan Alexandre Nisin, a militant ultra detained at the end of June in the south of France and indicted for "Association of Terrorist Malfactors".
The operation, revealed by the Agence France Presse and Le Monde among others, is an anomaly in a country where the anti-terrorist policy is a priority for jihadist terrorism. The arrests were carried out in Marseille and in Aix-en-Provence, in southeastern France, and in Seine-Saint-Denis, near Paris.
Suspects allegedly belonged to the associated circle of Nisin. His arrest and indictment last summer served the investigators to reach their collaborators. "It's what we call a little Nazi, he had long been followed," said a source close to the investigation to the newspaper La Provence, after his arrest. Nisin had belonged to small as the French action Provence, based in Marseille, and the Popular Movement for a new aurora, inspired by the new Greek Aurora. He was arrested after detecting that he administered a Facebook page in which he praised the Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik. As Le Monde recalls, a rifle and two revolvers were found in his house, as well as a text with threatening words towards Arabs, blacks, immigrants, drug traffickers and jihadists. At that time a precise plan was not detected to carry out the threat.
According to the chain France 3, in addition to the threats to immigrants and racial minorities, the new detainees planned attacks against politicians, among which quotes the deputy by Marseille Jean-Luc Mélenchon and the spokesman of the government Christophe Staner. The assassination plans were at an embryonic stage, said a source of the research cited in France Presse.
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