Correspondent in Moscow
If nothing allows, at this stage, to question "the hand of Moscow" in the Griveaux case, except to fuel conspiracy, it is clear that the method used by the "artist" Piotr Pavlenski strongly resembles that used for a long time by the Russian and Soviet "services". It is the “kompromat”, or compromising file, launched in someone's paws to put him under pressure, bring him to collaborate, discredit him or instruct his trial with “evidence” often fabricated.
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In Russia, a Frenchman recently paid the price. In 2015, Yoann Barbereau, director of the Alliance française of Irkutsk, was violently arrested and accused of pedophilia, a case he denied and which will never be proven. He spent 70 days in prison then was interned in a psychiatric hospital. Under house arrest, he decides to flee before his trial, mounted by the FSB (the former KGB), during which he is sentenced to 15 years in a penal colony.
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