Monday, October 6, 2014

Corsica: Twelve arrests, including lawyers, after the attacks … –

Corsica: Twelve arrests, including lawyers, after the attacks … –

COMPANY – All arrests were made in the nationalist movement …

The chairman of the Bar Association of Ajaccio, one of his predecessors and ten others belonging to the nationalist movement were arrested and taken into custody Monday in Corsica as part of investigations into attacks against two police stations in 2013.

The arrests were made early in the morning Ajaccio and around by police officers from the Anti-Terrorism Sub-Directorate and gendarmes from the research section of Ajaccio, Has was clear from sources close to the investigation.

Attacks in the rocket

The two bodies were cosaisis after the attacks on the anti-tank rocket, which had caused no casualties, against the two biggest gendarmerie barracks of Corsica, Ajaccio and Bastia, 5 December 2013.

A judicial inquiry was opened March 25, 2014 by the anti-terrorist section of the Paris prosecutor.

searches were conducted in the morning at the home of Most of the arrested people were taken into custody at Ajaccio.


These people are usually close to the Independence Party Corsica Libera (Free Corsica), highly influential on the scene island policy and with three elected representatives (of 51) in the Assembly DeCorse.

Among them are the barrister lawyers Ajaccio, Dominique Ferrari, and one of his predecessors, Mr. Philippe Gatti does one

A protest rally against the arrests said sources close to the investigation. was expected later in the day in Ajaccio, has-been learned in the entourage some arrested. Custody on terrorism may last four days.

The attacks against the gendarmerie barracks had been committed before a visit to Corsica interior minister at the time, Manuel Valls. The Prime Minister had then referred to an “anti-tank rocket Serbian manufacture” taken on a wall of the barracks Battesti in Ajaccio, headquarters of the gendarmerie region of Corsica.

A Farewell to Arms FLNC

Another rocket was fired at a building housing the administrative services of the fire Montesoro in the southern districts of Bastia. These attacks have not been claimed.

Manuel Valls however declared himself “satisfied” that there were “links” between these actions and arrests of nationalist supporters suspected suspected of committing attacks in 2012 against second homes.

The National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC), the armed wing of the independence movement announced on June 25 its farewell to arms.

20 minutes with AFP


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