Saturday, August 13, 2016

Five months in prison for threatening Holland and Valls on Twitter – Europe1

Grégory Pasqueille, already convicted for racist tweet against Christiane Taubira, was sentenced Friday to five months in prison for death threats because of a tweet calling for murder Francois Hollande and Manuel Valls, a-t- said Saturday 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”.

He wanted to end the mandate of the president. Gregory was arrested Pasqueille July 7 next to the national Assembly in Paris, not far hence the tribute ceremony at the Socialist leader, said the prosecutor. According to this source, Gregory 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 end the political career President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

Already convicted of racial abuse. He was sentenced to five months in prison for threats death and another month for refusing to submit to a DNA test. The man was convicted in June in Paris, in his absence, to two months in prison for racially insulting because of a tweet in which, in July 2014, he compared the former Justice Minister Christiane Taubira a monkey. He appealed against the judgment.


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