Four ex-directors of France Shia centre arrested for suspected Hezbollah links
Four ex-directors of France Shia centre arrested for suspected Hezbollah links

Four former directors of a major Shia Muslim centre in France have been arrested on suspicion of continuing to run the association despite its dissolution over alleged support for armed jihad, a judicial source said Wednesday.The Zahra Centre in northern France was founded in 2009 by Yahia Gouasmi, a religious figure who has spoken in support of Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.It was shuttered in March last year by the French government for alleged calls to armed jihadism and condoning violence by Hezbollah and other organisations classified as terror groups.The centre is also al…

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