Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Alexandre Bissonnette has been Charged by Canadian Authorities

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Authorities in Canada have charged Alexandre Bissonnette, a 27 years old French-Canadian university student known for his far-right views, over a shooting rampage on a Quebec City mosque that killed six people.
Bissonnette faces six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder, but has not been charged with any terrorism-related offences, despite Sunday's attack being widely condemned, as a "terrorist act" against Muslims.
A representative of the prosecutor's office Thomas Jacques, When asked yesterday why Bissonnette was not facing  terrorism-related charges, replied that The charges laid correspond to the evidence available to the court.
Prosecutors added that all of the evidence was not yet ready and Bissonnette, was set to appear again on the 12th of February.
The suspect was arrested in his car on a bridge about 5km east of Quebec City centre, where he called 911 to say he wanted to cooperate with police.
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