An investigation for “apology of terrorism” was opened after the distribution of leaflets signed FLNC. The leaflets had been given to participants in the “international youth meetings” organized each year by the pro-independence student association.

The FLNC appeared for the first time in 1976, with a profession of faith found in the rubble of 18 attacks during a first "blue night" It has since become an opaque nebula, the result of splits, fratricidal struggles and recompositions.