It remains free. A teacher-researcher of the CNRS, continued to be ferried to the Erythréennes from Italy, was acquitted on Friday 6 January, by the criminal court of Nice (Alpes-Maritimes). The prosecutor had requested, at the end of November, six months suspended prison sentence against him.
Pierre-Alain Mannoni, 45 years, teacher-researcher at the faculty of Nice Sophia Antipolis, had been arrested, on the 18th of October, at a toll station near Chin, with her in his car three Erythréennes, including a minor, he took us to his home for the host. His lawyer had pleaded for his acquittal, citing “a humanitarian gesture not deserving of any sanction.”
“We can rescue, it is a duty, but not to help the living and to the flow [of illegal aliens]“, said the prosecutor, believing that “these actions are not part of a rescue.”
“The court has recognized that I had acted to preserve their dignity and this is not to be blamed, it is this that is important, said Pierre-Alain Mannoni, Friday, at the output of the tribunal. in This is a great victory for the people who help and also to all the people who need to be helped.” The law provides, since 2012, the immunity to the couriers who are not paid and that act if the lives of the individuals collected are considered to be at risk.
on Wednesday, the prosecutor of the Republic of Nice, moreover, required an eight-month suspended prison sentence against Cedric Herrou, a farmer of the valley of the Roya (Alpes-Maritimes), in a different folder to help migrants.
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