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Ultrad right: at the OAS trial, Mélenchon defends his "right to be afraid"

2021-09-25T21:11:42.360Z

"I have the right to be afraid", declared Friday Jean-Luc Mélenchon during the trial of the ultra-right group OAS (Organization of the armed ...



"

I have the right to be afraid

", declared Friday Jean-Luc Mélenchon during the trial of the ultra-right group OAS (Organization of social armies), where six men are judged for plans of attacks and whose founder had mentioned, among the potential targets, the leader of rebellious France.

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At the helm, Jean-Luc Mélenchon criticized "

the authorities

" who "did

not warn

" him, according to him, of a threat.

"

I do not know to what extent I was personally threatened, I just know that I discovered this affair in the press

", after the dismantling of the cell in October 2017. "

My first reason for anguish is: why do not m did we say nothing?

"

Mélenchon "no longer travels without security"

"

In my life as an activist, there is a before and an after this affair,

" explains Mélenchon, who "

no longer travels without security

" and asked to become a civil party in this case.

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But for defense lawyers, as for the prosecution, his request must be rejected. According to the prosecutor, unlike other targets envisaged, "

the violent action project targeting Mr. Mélenchon is based on statements

", and not on "

logistical and technical elements

".

In 2017, Logan Nisin had declared in police custody to have considered attacking Mélenchon during a meeting in Marseille. Since then, he says he has fabulated. The investigations "did

not show a start of execution

" of this project, also noted the president of the chamber. “

Would you still like to become a civil party?

»He asks Mélenchon. "

I believe that it has an interest, if only to challenge the authorities

", answers the leader of the Insoumis.

"

You are there to settle a score with the authorities

", then scolds Gabriel Dumenil, a defense lawyer, accusing Jean-Luc Mélenchon of wanting to make

a

political "

speech

".

Shortly before the hearing, the presidential candidate, who debated Thursday with polemicist Eric Zemmour, had established "

a link between yesterday evening and today

".

Up to ten years' imprisonment

"

When Zemmour says that

"

young migrants are all rapists

"

(...), well he sows a seed which ends up germinating, with young people who believe him and who go to the end of this delirium

", a- he declared to the press. “

I would like him to realize,

” he said, referring to Logan Nisan: “

It's about me we're talking about, a living person

” and not “

an abstraction

”. “

I'm hot, I'm cold, I have a family, I'm like him

”. “

And as a man, I forgive him

,” he added.

The six defendants, aged 23 to 33, face up to ten years imprisonment for "

terrorist association

".

They are accused of having planned attacks to "

fight against immigration and Islamism

" in the words of their alleged leader.

Four years later, all assure "

regret

" that they would "

never have taken action

."

This is the second time that Mélenchon wishes to become a civil party.

First accepted, his request was rejected on appeal.

The court will decide at the end of the trial.

Source: lefigaro

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