The failure of the intelligence services is especially singled out by the Administrative Court of Nimes, who had been seized by the family of Master Corporal Abel Chennouf, killed on 25 March 2012 in Montauban.
the state is guilty of negligence in monitoring the jihadist Mohamed Merah assassin in March 2012, three soldiers and a Jewish school Toulouse a father and three children. The Administrative Court of Nimes (Gard) reported Tuesday a judgment in that sense, finding the state responsible for a third of the death of Abel Chennouf second victim of Merah. “The court finds that the state’s responsibility may be engaged for mere lack of intelligence services in the exercise of their mission of preventing terrorist and monitoring of radical individuals,” says one to the administrative court of Nimes.
Entering by the family of Master Corporal Abel Chennouf, 25, killed on 15 March 2012 in Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne), the justice stated that “the decision to remove any surveillance measures Mohamed Merah, taken at the end of 2011 (…) then including that Mohamed Merah had already made a first victim four days before the murder of Abel Chennouf (which constitutes a fault) has compromised the chances of preventing the attack and fixed to a third state responsibility to share, “explains the Nîmes tribunal in a statement.
This is because his family lives in outskirts of Nîmes that the family of Abel Chennouf seized the court. At the hearing, which was held a few weeks ago, Ms. Beatrice Dubreuil, lawyer of the family Chennouf, was especially recalled that Mohamed Merah was part of a radical network and that “intelligence services have nevertheless decided to release its supervision after he made a stay of several months in Pakistan without his departure have been reported, and after conducting an interview with him in unsatisfactory conditions. “She also highlighted a” lack of coordination of services, as has been publicly recognized by the Minister of the Interior. “
the justice partially heard this argument. The Nîmes Administrative Court took the view that “the errors committed by the intelligence services in monitoring Mohamed Merah have lost a chance to avoid the death of Abel Chennouf.”
Overall Mohamed Merah had murdered eight people between 11 and 19 March 2012. the series of killings began in Toulouse, with the performance of military Imad Ibn-Ziaten. It continued on 15, with the cold-blooded execution of two paratroopers from Montauban, Abel Chennouf, 25, and Mohamed Legouad, 23. 19, Merah murdered a Jewish school in Toulouse Jonathan Sandler, 30, his son Gabriel and Arieh, five and three years, and Myriam Monsonego, eight. The terrorist, he died on 22 March 2012 under the RAID balls.