Tuesday’s team includes 16 women, aged 22 to 39, and 35 minors, 7 of whom are coming to France unaccompanied by older people. All but two of the gals in the group are French citizens. Twelve women of all ages returned with their kids and four of the ladies had formerly agreed to the return of their children, according to the prosecutor’s statement.
8 women of all ages ended up taken into custody for questioning and the other eight ended up detained on arrest warrants. The young children had been put in the treatment of the little one protecting expert services hooked up to the Versailles Judicial Courtroom.
One of the 35 minors is in law enforcement custody on suspicion of participating in routines of a terrorist prison enterprise, according to the prosecutor’s statement. The minimal will shortly convert 18, the assertion mentioned.
Quite a few European international locations ended up sluggish to let the return of ladies and children for anxiety they would violently convert on their homelands. France, which observed far more of its citizens be part of IS in Syria than any other European region and suffered several deadly assaults starting in 2015, has been specifically hesitant.
French authorities have insisted that grownups who fought with IS need to be prosecuted in the place where by they had dedicated crimes.
In December, a 28-year-aged Frenchwoman with diabetic issues died in a camp in Syria, leaving her 6-calendar year-previous daughter an orphan, in accordance to the family’s attorney, who had been requesting their return given that 2019.