France on Saturday expelled five Bosnians, members of the family of a Muslim teenager who was beaten and shaved last August in punishment for her relationship with a young Christian Serbian.
The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, explained in a statement that the expulsion is a consequence of the "inadmissible behavior of this family" with "a teenage girl in love with a young Serbian of another confession".
Darmanin specified that the five members of the Zairovith family have been sent to Sarajevo and that the French social services will take care of the girl, who is 17 years old, until she reaches the age of majority, when she will be given a permit to home.
His decision comes a day after the Besançon Correctional Court sentenced the girl's parents and uncles to prison terms and expulsion from France.
The Interior Minister had already warned that the young Bosnian's uncles, who had arrived in France in 2016 and who had been granted refugee status, had "nothing to do" in this country and that they would be expelled when it ended. the judicial procedure.
The girl had told investigators that her relatives punched and kicked her and that they opposed her intention to marry her Serbian boyfriend "because of religion", which the defendants denied during the trial.
The news of the expulsion comes in a sequence of firm gestures by the French Government against Islamic fundamentalism after the jihadist attack on October 16.
That day a teacher, Samuel Paty, was beheaded by a young Chechen man near the school where he taught in the Paris region after being the victim of a social media campaign for showing his students the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a class dedicated to freedom of expression.