Hooded police officers walk in a street of Saint-Denis, near Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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Three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinnertime, Antho Bolamba reports to his local police station in a Paris suburb. He can't leave his house at night or France at all.Placed under house arrest four days after the November 2015 Paris bombing and shooting attacks as part of a nationwide state of emergency, the 38-year-old Muslim has no choice.Bolamba, who has not been charged with any crimes, is among hundreds of people who faced house arrest since French President Francois Hollande declared the state of emergency following the attacks carried out by Islamic extremists that killed 130 people.Bolamba, who was born in Congo and immigrated to France when he was 3 years old, was prohibited from leaving the country because of his alleged links to Islamist extremists through an aid group for Muslim prisoners he established six years ago.According to Amnesty International, out of 95 people under house arrest as of December, 37, including Bolamba, have been confined in their home for a year or more.According to figures Cazeneuve released last week, 17 attacks have been thwarted in the country so far this year.
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