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  11/12/2012, Cheshvan 27, 5773

Sister of Toulouse Terrorist Subject of Investigation

The sister of Mohamed Merah, the Islamist gunman who shot seven people dead in Toulouse in March, is the subject of a criminal investigation after declaring herself proud of her brother in a television documentary, judicial sources said Monday.

The probe will establish whether Souad Merah breached French legislation that prevents individuals from publicly defending terrorist acts. A program broadcast by the M6 channel on Sunday included secretly-filmed footage of her saying she was "proud" of her brother for "fighting to the end."

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