Brussels- Jean-Louis Denis to appear before the Grand Jury on Sept. 25th
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    Brussels- Jean-Louis Denis to appear before the Grand Jury on Sept. 25th

    On September 25th, Jean-Louis Denis and Michael Devredt, charged with terrorism, will appear before the Brussels Grand Jury. On September 12th, the federal prosecutor appealed the Council Chamber’s decision to set the men free on bail.  On Friday, the Council Chamber in Brussels ordered the conditional release of Jean-Louis Denis, known as “Le Soumis” and that of Mickaël Devredt, nicknamed “Abourayan.” The federal prosecutor immediately appealed the decision. The case will be heard by the Grand Jury on September 25th.

    The Council Chamber ruled that the third defendant, Mohamed Khemir, will remain in custody.

    The conditional release of Jean-Louis Denis and Mickaël Devredt was ordered for the first time two months ago.  The prosecutor appealed the decision and the Grand Jury reversed its decision and the two suspects remained in custody.

    Jean-Louis Denis, Mickael Devredt Khemir and Mohamed are suspected of being involved in terrorist activities. They are accused of inciting young Belgian Muslims to join the jihad army in Syria. Jean-Louis Denis is particularly suspected of having convinced two teenagers, students at the Athénée Fernand Blum School in Schaerbeek,  to join the fight in Syria in April 2013.

    Lorraine Torry (Source: Belga)