He had threatened with death on social networks a lawyer in the Charlie trial: a 54-year-old man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison, including 18 months suspended Monday in Marseille.
Me Samia Maktouf, adviser to Lassana Bathily, the former Hyper Cacher storekeeper in eastern Paris, taken hostage on January 9, 2015, lodged a complaint after receiving several public messages on his Facebook profile sent by this man under his name. real name.
This man was tried in immediate appearance before the Criminal Court of Marseille, where he resides.
He was accused of making death threats against the lawyer, claiming to defend the Prophet Muhammad, according to screenshots that AFP was able to consult.
The messages sent between September 20 and October 17 intensified on October 16, when Samuel Paty, a history and geography professor from the Paris region, was beheaded by an 18-year-old refugee of Chechen Russian origin, notes the complainant.
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Me Maktouf, retained at the trial of the attacks which takes place until November 10 before the Special Assize Court of Paris, was not present this Monday in Marseille.
"The tribunal is not afraid, but when you see these photos and these comments, you are afraid," said President Patrick Gosselin.
Other videos and photos found on the Marseillais' computer and partly broadcast to the audience show him brandishing a machete.
At the bar, the fiftieth with graying hair apologized and expressed regret in an almost inaudible voice.
"I'm not like that," he stammered, arguing that he had taken narcotics when he posted the threats online.
Theft, sale and acquisition of narcotics, carrying a weapon: the president listed the twenty mentions in the record of this former homeless man born in Algeria, the first of which began in the 1980s.
But since 2014, when he was released from prison, the 50-year-old had not been sentenced and was receiving treatment for addictions to various drugs, insisted his lawyer.