Over 100 held on terror charges in France this year

Six months on from the Paris terror attacks the French government has defended its response and the ongoing state of emergency saying over 100 have been arrested on terror charges.

France has arrested 101 people since the start of the year over “direct links to terrorism”, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in an interview to be published Friday, exactly six months after the Paris attacks.

“We are doing everything we can to protect the people of France, but the threat level is still very high,” Cazeneuve told the Ebra media group, which publishes several dailies.