France to expel 231 suspected extremists after attack on teacher: Europe 1


PARIS (Reuters) – France is preparing to deport 231 foreigners on a government watch list for suspected extremist religious beliefs, Europe 1 radio reported on Sunday, two days after a Russian-born Islamist beheaded a teacher .

The French Interior Ministry, responsible for expelling foreigners, was not available for comment.

The centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron has come under pressure from conservative and far-right parties to take a stronger stance on non-nationals seen as a security threat.

Macron was holding a Defense Council meeting with senior cabinet ministers on Sunday.

Report by Sybille de La Hamaide; Edited by Alexandra Hudson


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