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Jean-François Ricard: "trivializing terrorist qualification would be detrimental to democracy"


INTERVIEW - The national counter-terrorism prosecutor justifies the prudence with which the prosecution investigates acts committed in France.

Seven months after its creation, last July, the national anti-terrorist prosecutor's office, with its 26 magistrates, is running at full speed. In a big quarter, he will have required in no less than 12 assize trials, that is to say as much as between 1995 and 2015. He has also had to face numerous attacks, often deadly, always carried out by isolated individuals, many of whom presented with psychiatric disorders. In recent months, out of a little less than a dozen cases, only that of Lyon, on May 24, 2019, has immediately established itself as a terrorist action. The new parquet floor shows great circumspection before seizing. What raise questions often boosted by the media emergency. To the point that the Chancellery has just issued a circular confirming the new parquet in its practice and its doctrine.

Read also: How the Chancellery organizes the fight against terrorism in the regions

In this exclusive interview, Jean-François Ricard, the new counterterrorism prosecutor, returns to this delicate subject. He claims the importance of taking

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