Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tarnac: Coupat will not be tried for “terrorism” – Release

A scathing repudiation. Confirming that the sabotage of railway lines charged to the Tarnac group have no terrorist, the investigating chamber of the Court of Appeal of Paris has just shattered the thesis for eight years parquet and backed by much of the political class, including government. Since the arrest of Julien Coupat and Yildune Levy, believed to have been a hook on the catenary of a TGV line on the night of 7 to 8 November 2008, the floating concept of “terrorist act” crossed end after the interminable Tarnac affair.

Fruit of the political instrumentalisation of ultra-left under Sarkozy and mistakes of the Central Directorate of internal security (DCRI), the file will however deflate over the seven years of education, which have highlighted the many failures of the police investigation. A folder that eventually switch to summer 2015.

“warlike rhetoric.” Taking the foot against the prosecution’s submissions, the two investigating judges then dismiss the aggravating circumstance of “terrorism” to Julien Coupat and two of his sidekicks, referring to the correctional simple “criminal association”. While admitting that their actions were committed “in the obvious purpose of disrupting the operation of a cog considered state, the SNCF,” judges emphasize “that beyond caused obvious damage, manifest disturbance of the public order and the inconvenience caused to users, these actions can not be considered to have intimidated or terrorized all or part of the population, “ and ” despite used the war rhetoric “ the coming Insurrection, the book attributed to invisible Julien Coupat Committee.

the matter would have ended there . But three days later, indicating that the folder is always highly political, the Paris prosecutor’s office appealed the order of the judges to ask for “in terror” trial. The prosecutor, Francois Molins, knows the subject, who was Michele’s chief of Alliot-Marie Beauvau place when the case broke. “He found himself a prisoner of the political instrumentalization of eight years earlier record” analysis a senior judge. A position that will be followed to the letter by the General Prosecutor. The latter emphasized in his closing arguments that “the content of the book written by Julien Coupat leaves no doubt about the purpose of overthrowing the government by violence and destroy western society today . The purpose of the terrorist splinter group thus formed can not be qualified by the lack of human victims. “ Requisitions which have ultimately not been followed by the Court of Appeal of Paris, which stops validates the position of investigating judges.

At the end of the debate? Probably not. Eight years after the sabotage, the record still appears even more sensitive that between doubly resonant with the news. With the terrorist context of all, in a country traumatized by the attacks of Charlie and 13 November. “Since the intention is not to hurt an act can not be considered terrorist, protests Marie Dosé lawyer prevented two in Tarnac folder. If action to delay a train is a way of terrorizing the state, how far are we? Terrorize France, it’s not that. “

Work Act. Resonance with the social, too. As eight years ago, the ultra-left is still scarecrow opportunely pointed by the government, as shown by the debates about overflow sidelines of the labor law. Mid-May, the National Assembly, Manuel Valls did not hesitate to point “the” Black Bloc “, these friends of Julien Coupat, all those organizations who do not like democracy.” Prime Minister relied in particular on a note of ISB (which replaced the DCRI in 2014) stating that ‘network Julien Coupat, committed against the law El Khomri, encouraged the rioters, without taking part in abuses. “ as a stuttering history, which could still bounce back.

Stripped of its terrorist qualification, the trial Tarnac group should be held in the first half 2017, in the countryside presidential. Unless the public prosecutor decides to lodge an appeal.

Emmanuel Fansten


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