France rejects CAR spying charges against French national

Updated: Jul 5

French President Emmanuel Macron and his Central African Republic counterpart Faustin-Archange Touadéra at the Élysée Palace

French national Juan Remy Quignolot has been accused of spying and conspiracy by prosecutors in the Central African Republic, nearly a month after he was arrested in the capital, Bangui, according to public prosecutor Eric Didier Tambo. "The accusations are of espionage, illegal possession of military and hunting weapons, criminal association, harming domestic state security and conspiracy," Tambo told French newswire AFP, adding that any trial would take place within the next six months.

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