Spanish court releases man arrested for inciting terrorist attacks

A Moroccan man was arrested in Barcelona for praising the beheading of a French schoolteacher outside Paris this month and inciting more attacks, appeared before a court in Barcelona on Saturday and was released on condition he surrender his passport and appear before magistrates every 14 days.

The man, reported to be Moroccan, who was not named and who was detained on Friday, posted messages on social media in support of the October 16th murder of of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty, Catalan regional police said.

“Police officers from the Mossos d’Esquadra have arrested a man of Moroccan nationality, for an alleged crime of exaltation of terrorism and a crime of incitement to commit terrorist crimes,” Catalan police tweeted.

Police will guard French schools in the Spanish region of Catalonia from next week.

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