Saturday, August 13, 2016

Bethune: five months in prison for threatening Francois Hollande –

Credit: Sarah ALCALAY / SIPA

The Lille-Annoeullin jail (illustration)

with Felix Roudaut, with AFP

He had already been convicted of a racist tweet against Christiane Taubira . Grégory Pasqueille was sentenced to five months in prison on Friday, 12 August. Also on Twitter, man has changed though target to tackle Francois Hollande and Manuel Valls . Wednesday, July 6, called on the thirty twittos to “ take arms ” and the next day go to the Invalides in Paris for the ceremony of homage to Michel Rocard. Threats in 140 characters accompanied by the hashtag explicit. #assassinerhollandevalls

The man was arrested Tuesday, July 7 near the National Assembly, just ten minutes walk from the place of the ceremony of homage to the former Prime Minister. Grégory Pasqueille immediately acknowledged that it was indeed the author of the tweets . However, he explained that he was not of death threats, but in a figurative way of saying he wanted to end the political career Francois Hollande and the head of the government.

The court decided otherwise by sentencing the accused to five months in prison for death threat. The judges added an extra month to such punishment for refusal to submit to a DNA test. The man had already been tried in absentia and sentenced to two months in prison last June in Paris to racially insult. In a tweet published in July 2014, he had compared Christiane Taubira , former Minister of Justice, a monkey. He had appealed.

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