Stop it's Dalil, you idiots!"
Nine young people from a city of Seine-Saint-Denis have been tried since Thursday, October 14 at the Assizes des Mineurs for a tragic mistake: the murder in 2018 of one of theirs, mistaken for a member of the rival city on the sidelines nightly neighborhood brawls.
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Their trial opened Thursday morning at the Bobigny judicial court and the closed session was ordered because of the minority of two of the defendants at the material time, lawyers told AFP.
Brawls involving more than a hundred people
The hearing is due to last two weeks, the verdict is expected around October 28.
Cité de l'Europe in Aulnay-sous-Bois, June 5, 2018, around 11:00 p.m.
The spirits are heated to white, the bodies reassembled.
Street lighting has not worked for weeks and the night plunges the drug-trafficked neighborhood into darkness.
Following a dark "
" between "
", the day was punctuated by brawls involving more than a hundred people and opposing baseball bats, tear gas or iron bars. young people of Europe to those of the neighboring city of 3000. Two districts only separated by a boulevard and galvanized by a historical rivalry.
Up to thirty years of criminal imprisonment
After an evening truce to mark the breaking of the Ramadan fast as a family, the young people come down to the foot of the buildings and the cycle of violence starts again.
Around 11:00 p.m., a new brawl suddenly broke up when the rumor spread that the police were arriving.
In the confusion of these fatal moments, a group of the city of Europe sees in an alley a hooded individual returning from the place of the brawl.
Thinking they are dealing with an inhabitant of the 3000, they jump on him and start to lynch him.
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The young man falls, gets up, is struck again, manages to walk a few meters, collapses again.
Suddenly, a young man hitting him with a knife takes off his hood ... and realizes that they are assaulting one of their friends.
Presenting in particular a chest wound with a depth of 20 cm, the 23-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries two days later.
It's an unfortunate drama.
We hope that all the light will be shed on the sequence and the responsibilities of each other
”, declared to AFP Me Yassine Yakouti and Margaux van der Have, who defend one of the minors returned to the court of seated.
The accused face up to thirty years of criminal imprisonment.