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Terrorism: France releases a prisoner after his transfer from Morocco

The French detainee, Thomas Gallay, whose Moroccan had accepted last October, the transfer to France, to enable him to serve the remainder of his prison sentence in his country, was released Thursday with placement under electronic bracelet, reports a French regional newspaper.

The applicant had been sentenced in 2016 by the Criminal Chamber of the Rabat Court of Appeal to six years in prison, before the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal decided to commute the sentence to four years in prison.

According to the French regional newspaper “Var-matin”, which quotes concordant sources, it has been a month since the lawyer of the former detainee, Mr. Frank Berton, finally obtained before a Parisian jurisdiction that his client receives a placement under electronic bracelet. A decision implemented Thursday.

Still quoting the lawyer, “Var-Matin” observes that the appeal trial in Morocco of this thirty-year-old, who was “accused of giving 70 euros to a roommate” (suspected of connection with a terrorist network, editor’s note), been “very long”.

Sentenced to six years in prison at first instance, and four years on appeal in March 2017, “we chose not to go to cassation,” says the lawyer, who was “on a quick repatriation of Thomas Gallay for he is serving his sentence in a French prison, in accordance with the agreements between Rabat and Paris”.

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