Suspect in November 13 Paris attacks freed

2016-05-19 22:02
People hug in the street in front of the Carillon café and the Petit Cambodge restaurant in Paris. (Jerome Delay, AP)

People hug in the street in front of the Carillon café and the Petit Cambodge restaurant in Paris. (Jerome Delay, AP)

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Brussels - Authorities have released a suspect in the November 13 Paris attacks, who is charged with terrorism offences and accused of having links to other suspects in the case.

The federal prosecutor's office announced on Thursday that Zakaria J, 29, was let go under strict conditions.

Zakaria J, a Belgian national, was one of two people picked up on January 20 during police raids on the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek, where several extremists have lived or stayed. He was charged with terrorist murder and participation in a terrorist group, charges he still faces.

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