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Cyberbullying: Conditional Sentence Required Against Barakacity Founder

2021-02-12T18:46:21.592Z

Idriss Sihamedi, the leader of the association, dissolved last October by the Ministry of the Interior, attacked the columnist



The defendant, Idriss Yemou, 35, better known under the name of Idriss Sihamedi, was absent during his second trial for cyberstalking this Friday at the Criminal Court of Evry (Essonne).

But he had no less than three lawyers to defend himself.

The founder of the controversial Islamist NGO BarakaCity, dissolved last October by the Ministry of the Interior, is accused of having harassed on Twitter the columnist of the show Les Grandes Gueules, broadcast on RMC, and his two sons.

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Between September 14 and 23, Idriss Sihamedi, whose association was in Evry-Courcouronnes, posted no less than 133 tweets accusing the three victims of car theft, theft of clothing and pie charts, or even of '' having obtained a loan with false payslips, to have links with serious delinquency ... all without providing the slightest proof.

The latter also published photos of the mailbox of one of Zohra Bitan's sons, and of a registered mail stolen from her mailbox.

"These are acts of intimidation to generate fear"

“I am devastated, deeply affected and worried for my safety and that of my children,” said the 57-year-old columnist, who had a total incapacity for work (ITT) for 15 days, her sons, aged 32 and 35. years old, with 10 and 3 day ITTs.

"I did not have the feeling of making accusations, but rather of asking unanswered questions," replied the investigators the self-proclaimed whistleblower and journalist.

A profession of which he can not claim since he does not meet the conditions, said the prosecutor.

Beyond the harassment, the prosecutor insisted on the fact that uploading stolen mail, photos of the home ... was "intended to insecure the person."

These are acts of intimidation to generate fear.

"The magistrate spoke of an" abuse of freedom of expression.

There is no longer any debate when you are in popular revenge, when you impose your vision of the world by positioning yourself as a giver of lessons, with an arrogance that leads to believe that it is the one who speaks the loudest who is right.

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Deliberated on March 12

Opposite, his lawyers evoked a "particular context" and a desire of the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin to harm their client by "instrumentalizing the prosecution".

According to them, the defendant "was only intended to inform the population" and to put Zohra Bitan "in front of his contradictions".

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Eight to ten months suspended prison sentence were required against Idriss Sihamedi.

The judgment was reserved for March 12.

The civil parties only claimed a symbolic euro in damages.

Source: leparis

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