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  Cheshvan 27, 5773 , 12/11/12

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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