What do Piotr Pavlenski and his companion risk, suspected of being at the origin of the fall of Benjamin Griveaux?
The now former candidate for the municipal election in Paris filed a complaint Saturday for invasion of privacy after the dissemination of intimate images on an obscure website - inaccessible since - and relayed on social networks.
Placed in police custody on Saturday, the Russian artist claimed to be at the origin of the dissemination of these images in an article also signed by his hand. Facts which fall under the blow of the law, reinforced in 2016 to punish the offense of "revenge porn", which consists in diffusing images of a sexual nature of a person to harm him.
Punished by a year in prison and a 45,000 euro fine, the invasion of privacy is punishable, since the law of October 7, 2016, by two years of imprisonment and a 60,000 euro fine if the images have a sexual character. The text is clear: it does not matter that the victim has voluntarily transmitted the photos or videos in question, their dissemination without their consent is prohibited.
Those who relayed the video chased?
It is not yet known whether the current partner of Piotr Pavlenski, recipient of the intimate videos and also heard by the police, knowingly participated in their dissemination. It could also be continued, as well as all those who relayed the video. Like ex-MP LREM Joachim Son-Forget who, by posting the article on Wednesday afternoon on Twitter where he has 60,000 subscribers, has pinned the grenade.
Not enough, however, a priori, for Piotr Pavlenski, to have him expelled from the territory, as several elected officials called there… including Joachim Son-Forget, who is no longer a paradox. "Let’s fuck this guy outside!" He is a political refugee, he came to ask for asylum. He behaves like a bastard, "in turn won the deputy (LREM) of Eure Bruno Questel on LCP, adding:" He will see with Poutine if he can do this kind of bullshit ".
Exceptional gravity only
It is precisely for his notorious political opposition to the power in place in Russia that the artist, known for having sewn his mouth or nailed the skin of the testicles on the cobblestones of Red Square in Moscow, took refuge in France. A status liable to be called into question, but only on grounds of exceptional gravity: "war crimes", "crimes against humanity", "serious crime under common law" or "for reasons of national security or public order ”, according to the website of the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra).
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