Five Chechens have been detained in France on suspicion of associating with Abdullakh Anzorov, the man who beheaded history teacher Samuel Pati. This was reported by Le Figaro, citing a knowledgeable source.
According to the newspaper, the suspects are between 18 and 21 years old. They were detained in the departments of Seine and Haute Loire. Anti-Terrorism Bureau investigators assume that the Chechens communicated with Anzorov after Paty showed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his students.
The suspects will remain in detention for up to 96 hours, pending possible charges of complicity in murder and participation in the terrorist community.
In early November, Chechens living in France complained of being searched and detained for the murder of Patit near Paris. It was alleged that such actions were being taken in particular against those who had somehow supported Anzorov on social networks. Detention, investigation and trial are threatened with such activities. At the same time, the defendants may even receive real terms.
In the evening of October 16 in the suburb of Paris an 18-year-old Chechen killed and beheaded a teacher Samuel Pati. The reason of murder was demonstration of caricatures on Prophet Mohammed at the lesson of Pati – the teacher told his students about freedom of speech. Anzorov was shot and killed by police while in custody.