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Terrorist suspect freed in France

AFP-JIJI

French authorities on Thursday released from custody a Norwegian extremist who was detained on suspicion of plotting a “major terrorist act,” a judicial source said.

Kristian Vikernes, 40, was detained together with his French wife Tuesday but investigators found no evidence of a terror plot, the source said.

His wife, Marie Cachet, was freed Wednesday. Vikernes’ lawyer, Julien Freyssinet, said that the Norwegian was far from preparing a terrorist act, describing him as a “survivalist.”