Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Brawl in Corsica: Thursday trial of five men for their alleged involvement – The Point

Five men – two residents of Sisco (Haute-Corse) and three brothers living near Bastia and “North African origin” according to prosecutors – will be tried Thursday in immediate appearance before the criminal court of Bastia for their alleged involvement in a brawl Saturday Sisco having made five minor injuries.

the five men were placed in Wednesday custody for “violence with weapons to North African party” and “violence in the meeting for the two villagers “prosecutors said.

the two inhabitants of Sisco were released Wednesday night. Aged fifty and twenty years, they have not made any statement on leaving the Borgo military camp south of Bastia, where they were interviewed since Wednesday morning. They were cheered by family members and hundreds of people came to support them.

The three brothers living Furiani, south of Bastia, were still in custody in Wednesday gendarmerie camp evening.

the violent brawl Saturday night in a creek Sisco had required the intervention of a hundred gendarmes and police officers to restore calm. “Obviously, the origin of the incidents are members of the North African family who wanted, in a logic of caïdat, appropriate and privatize the beach,” he said Wednesday at a press conference the prosecutor of Bastia Nicolas Bessone.

“They have multiplied (…) incidents with a number of persons close to stone throwing others to intimidate, very high tensions, insults, threats,” Does -He specifies. An “altercation” was then produced between “one of the village youth and male members of this family. (…) From there, the versions are diametrically opposed,” the magistrate said.

this is “why I asked (…) placement in custody of three male family members to determine to what extent, to what nature and intensity with which they had conducted violence on this young, “continued the magistrate.

the prosecution said the prosecutor, would” establish the full responsibility “and” is to determine whether two people from the village participated in the violence say they have also been placed in custody “.

Mr. Bessone also asked to “let the police work calmly” to carry out this investigation, entrusted to the Research section.

Two of the three brothers were arrested at their home in Furiani, and third, who knew he was wanted, appeared spontaneously in the gendarmerie. Both residents Sisco were also presented themselves to the police station where they were summoned, says Bessone

-. Quiet calls –

Wednesday evening Borgo where several hundred people, the inhabitants of Sisco, politicians of all stripes and many nationalists, participated in the rally in support of two villagers Sisco, nationalist presidents of the territorial Executive Board, Gilles Simeoni, and Assembly Corsica, Jean-Guy Talamoni, have launched appeals for calm, before the release of the two in custody Sisco.

The rally outside the military compound protected by an important police device in riot gear took place without incident.

The Socialist mayor of Sisco, Ange-Pierre Vivoni who took Monday a decree against wearing the “burkini” Islamic swimwear covering the body and head, in his commune, also called “for calm and patience”.

Some witnesses called by the media had mentioned a dispute of taking pictures by tourists from Muslim women bathing in burkini.

the president of SOS Racisme Dominique Sopo questioned, he said in a statement , “on the role of government who each in their own way showed severe failures” that led to a vision “very racialized” of the case.

Mr. Sopo notably blamed Mayor Sisco for its decree banning burkinis on the beaches of the town “while there is not the subject of the brawl on which all shadows will be lifted.”

the incidents of Sisco are the most important since the assault on Christmas Eve of firefighters from extinguishing a fire and stoned and beaten in a sensitive city of the Emperor district of Ajaccio. The next day, rallies were glazed with racist insults and the sacking of a Muslim prayer room

08/18/2016 2:07:06. – Bastia (AFP) – © 2016 AFP


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