Lionel Dumont was arrested in 2004 after a long run for having committed a series of robberies with the Roubaix gang, intended to finance the jihad.
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Lionel Dumont, figure of the Roubaix gang in 1996, was released a few months in advance, last October, learned this Friday from concordant sources franceinfo and France Blue North, confirming information from Point.
Sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2007, Lionel Dumont was released in June 2022. Aged 51 today, this jihad veteran was placed on an electronic bracelet and returned to settle in the North. Like all those leaving prison sentenced for acts of terrorism, he is under close surveillance by the intelligence services.
While he was imprisoned in Condé-sur-Sarthe, a sentencing judge from Alençon had ordered the release of the figure of the Roubaix gang last September, but the prosecution had appealed. In a judgment delivered on October 28, the Caen Court of Appeal finally confirmed the magistrate’s decision.
Lionel Dumont was arrested after a long run in 2004. He had been wanted since 1996 and a series of robberies intended to finance the jihad. Robberies he had committed with the Roubaix gang on his return to France. Converted to Islam after studying history, Lionel Dumont joined a paramilitary unit in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994.