France gives suspected extremist too much money in damage

August 18, 2016 3:58 PM

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PARIS – The French Justice ministry says a suspected Islamic extremist has been mistakenly granted too much money in damages for being kept in custody before a judge eventually dismissed his case.

Farouk Ben Abbes was placed in custody in 2010 after being given preliminary terrorist charges and he sought damages when he was released after the case's dismissal, according to a ministry statement Thursday.

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