The national anti-terrorism prosecution has requested a trial at the assizes for four people in the entourage of the two jihadists who murdered Father Jacques Hamel in July 2016 in his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (Illustration) -
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In its final indictment dated Friday, the national anti-terrorism prosecutor's office (Pnat) requested the assizes for four people in the entourage of the two jihadists killed by the police after having assassinated Father Jacques Hamel in July 2016 in his church in Saint-Etienne -du-Rouvray in Seine-Maritime.
It is now up to the investigating judge in charge of the case to make a final decision on the holding of a trial at the assizes.
In detail, the Pnat is asking for a trial for "criminal association in connection with a terrorist enterprise" for three men, currently detained: Farid K., Yassine S. and Jean-Philippe Steven Jean Louis.
The fourth man involved in this case is Rachid Kassim, probable instigator of the attack.
For this famous French recruiter of Daesh, it is about a trial for “complicity in assassination”.
Considered today to have been killed in Iraq in 2017, this jihadist, also accused of having remote-controlled the Magnanville attack and several plans for attacks in France, is the target of an arrest warrant for "complicity" of the 'attack.
Recall of facts
The assassination on July 26, 2016 of this priest in his church, a highly symbolic religious target, had an international impact, twelve days after the terrorist attack in Nice which left 86 dead.
The assassins, Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean, aged 19, both listed S and who claimed to be from the Daesh group, had been shot dead by the police when they left the church in this small town in the industrial suburb of Rouen. .
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