The farmer in the French riviera Cedric Herrou speaking to the press in front of the courthouse of Nice January 4, 2017 – F. Binacchi / ANP / 20 Minutes

Become a symbol of the help to migrants, and the farmer of the valley of the Roya (Alpes-Maritimes) Cedric Herrou was again placed in police custody in the night from Wednesday to Thursday, has indicated to 20 Minutes the public prosecutor of Nice, Jean-Michel Priest.

The man, 37-year-old is already in the expectation of a judgment of the tribunal correctionel of Nice. Eight months of prison with suspended sentence were required against him.

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Arrested ” on a detour “

” He was arrested while he was travelling on a roundabout way with three young migrants claim to original eritrean “, has explained the representative of the parquet, without being able to say in the immediate future if Cedric Herrou had supported them in Italy or while they were already in France.

According to his lawyer Zia Oloumi, the grower has been stopped ” near his home in Sospel “. “He was placed in police custody to aid the entry and stay of foreigners” in the premises of the border police of Menton, he also explained to 20 Minutes.

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It risk already eight-month suspended prison sentence

On January 4, the public prosecutor had requested an eight-month suspended prison sentence against the farmer, on trial for aiding irregular migrants near the Italian-French border. The decision of the tribunal correctionnel de Nice must be returned by 10 February.

In August 2016, Cedric Herrou had already been worried by the justice system for the transportation of eight Eritreans but the public prosecutor of Nice had closed the case with no action, retaining the immunity of humanitarian aid.

This is a second arrest in October, while traveling with migrants, and the installation without permission of a fifty Eritreans in a holiday centre SNCF, retired to Saint-Dalmas-de-Tende, which had earned him to be on the bench of the defendants.

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