Grégory Pasqueille, already convicted for racist tweet against Christiane Taubira, was sentenced yesterday to five months in prison for death threats because of a tweet calling for murder Francois Hollande and Manuel Valls, told AFP today ‘ hui to the prosecution of Bethune.
On July 6, the northerner aged about thirty years had called on Twitter to “take up arms” and to go to the Invalides in Paris the next day, for the ceremony of homage to former Prime Minister Michel Rocard. He had accompanied some of his tweets, which have since been removed, the hashtag “#assassinerhollandevalls”.
Mr. Pasqueille was arrested July 7 next to the National Assembly in Paris, not far hence the tribute ceremony at the Socialist leader, said the prosecutor. According to the source, Mr. Pasqueille recognized the well the author of the tweets, but according to him, it was not death threats, but a way of saying that he wanted to put a end the political career of President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
He was sentenced to five months in prison for death threats and a further month for refusing to submit to a DNA test.