Six members of a small neo-Nazi group arrested for a violent action project against a Masonic lodge

Three of them must be presented to an examining magistrate. The other three have been released.

Six members of a small neo-Nazi group, suspected of wanting to take violent action against a Masonic lodge, were arrested Tuesday, May 4 in the Doubs and Bas-Rhin, a judicial source confirmed on Friday to France Televisions. According to this source, three of them, two men and a woman aged 29 to 56, must be presented this Friday to a Parisian examining magistrate with a view to possible indictment for "terrorist criminal association". The other three people were released.

According to BFMTV, this small group is called "Honor and Nation" and aims at a Masonic lodge in Moselle. The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office (Pnat) opened a preliminary investigation in February 2021 into the activities of this small far-right group. According to this judicial source, the act was not imminent. These individuals were arrested following exchanges, in particular because they were looking for explosives. The searches enabled authorities to find weapons, but they could be legally detained, the forensic source said.


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