A 29-year-old man with "a jihadist ideology" and living in the Alpes-Maritimes was indicted Tuesday for criminal terrorist criminal association and placed in pretrial detention, a judicial source said.
The man was also indicted for violation of weapons legislation in connection with a terrorist enterprise, the same source said. He was placed in pre-trial detention Tuesday afternoon after a debate before a judge of freedoms and detention of the Paris court, it was added.
An "indisputable interest of the respondent in radical Islam and violent propaganda"
"The hearings and the first exploitation testify to the indisputable interest of the accused in radical Islam and violent propaganda," said a source close to the file. "The rest of the investigation will have to focus on demonstrating whether he had a plan for action," she added.
The man, having "a jihadist ideology", was arrested Friday in Le Cannet, in the Alpes-Maritimes, during a home visit carried out following an alert from the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI), said another close source.
Initially, the Grasse prosecutor's office had opened an investigation after the discovery of a weapon at his home. Then the national anti-terrorist prosecutor's office (PNAT) took over the investigation Friday afternoon in view of the elements collected during the first findings, added the second close source, without further details. The man was known for a history of minor common law offences, she said.