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Bataclan terrorist with Portuguese links refused burial in France

The body of one of the terrorists killed in the attacks in Paris remains in a refrigerator at the Paris Institute of Legal Medicine as no-one wants to bury him. Ismael Mostefai, whose mother was born in Portugal, used to live in Chartres, but the mayor has said this connection is not enough to fulfil the criteria that could allow him to be buried locally.

Mostefai’s family moved from Chartes in 2012 and after the horror in which the 29-year-old played a leading part, the town wants nothing to do with him.

According to news reports, the dead terrorist’s body may end up being buried in a cemetery in Paris, or sent to Algeria – his father’s birthplace.