The article details the identifications carried out on the promenade des Anglais by Mohamed Lahouaieh Bouhlel, which has killed 86 people in the evening of July 14.
The city of Nice and Christian Estrosi, announced Friday, December 23, they were wearing complaint for defamation after the publication of an article in Mediapart on the identifications carried out by Mohamed Lahouaieh Bouhlel, the author of the attack of July 14, to Nice. A complaint that Edwy Plenel, the director of the publication of the online newspaper, said that he never received.
The article details, in particular, on the faith of the images of the cctv cameras of the city, the eleven passages made in the days preceding the attack by Mohamed Lahouaieh Bouhlel on the promenade des Anglais, at the wheel of the truck with which it has killed 86 people in the evening of national day, all on an axis where the movement of heavy goods vehicles is prohibited.
A “selfie” of Christian Estrosi, and Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel
The online newspaper also publishes several images, including photos taken by the author of the attack : of these, one is a ” selfie “, taken according to Mediapart on 15 August 2015 on the promenade des Anglais, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel alongside Christian Estrosi.
” While our city is still in mourning, and that an investigation is in progress, Mediapart would he have had access to images that are normally protected by the secrecy of the investigation? “ asks the entourage of the first deputy of The Répunlicains at the town hall of Nice, in a press release, denouncing a ” item to load “ and ” a summary of approximations “, and underlining that Mediapart has not questioned the city.
A fierce controversy had opposed it immediately after the attack, Christian Estrosi, to the ministry of interior, then headed by Bernard Cazeneuve, on the security device deployed on 14 July, on the promenade des Anglais.
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