Al-Jazeera journalist accused of flying drone over Paris – report
MOSCOW, February 27 (RAPSI) – An Al-Jazeera journalist accused of flying a drone over the Paris was arrested by the city’s police on Wednesday along with his two colleagues and is expected to arrive in court next week, BBC reported on Thursday.
A spokesman for the prosecution denies the link between the arrest and recent sightings of unidentified drones flying over key sites of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides military museum as well as transport hubs in the city’s outskirts, BBC reported.
The Al-Jazeera journalists claim that they were working on a “mystery drones” report when, according to the AFP news agency, they were arrested in the Bois de Boulogne woods on Wednesday. All three journalists were released on Thursday with only one of them facing charges, BBC reported.
Unidentified drone flights cause a lot of concern in France as the unidentified objects were sighted last month over the Elysee Palace and over 13 French nuclear power plants last autumn. French authorities are currently investigating those incidents, BBC reported.