a condition of his house arrest


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The quotation comes from Hollande: French church attacked 'in name of' ISIS - CNN.com

Quotation: One of two suspects in a church attack that left a priest dead in northern France was known to anti-terror authorities after attempting a trip to Syria, a French anti-terrorism prosecutor said Tuesday.

Adel Kermiche, 19, was wearing an "electronic tag" during the deadly hostage incident at a Catholic church in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, prosecutor Francois Molins said.

The monitoring apparatus was a condition of his house arrest after two attempts in 2015 to travel abroad -- at least once to Syria -- using a relative's identification, Molins said.
Hi everyone! How to interpret the bold part?
  • Sparky Malarky

    English - US
    One of the rules (conditions) he had to follow was wearing the monitor. If he did not comply with the conditions, including wearing the monitor, he would have been sent to prison. As long as he complied with the conditions, he could remain on "house arrest" and stay in his own home.
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