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Three LREM deputies from Isère received death threats, two of them "by beheading"

2021-11-26T17:41:37.151Z

Three LREM deputies from Isère received death threats in November, including two by beheading, a phenomenon worrying elected officials at the ...



Three LREM deputies from Isère received death threats in November, including two by beheading, a phenomenon worrying elected officials at the national level, AFP learned on Friday (November 26th) from corroborating sources.

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Member of the 3rd constituency Émilie Chalas announced Thursday on Twitter that she had filed "

two complaints and one report

" after death threats. "

This is part of the daily life of the representatives of the Nation,

" she wrote in a tweet, accompanied by screenshots of another tweet containing intimidation and an email threatening her with "

beheading

". "

13% of French people understand violence against elected officials ...

", she adds, referring to the appointment Tuesday of a referent in the National Assembly to "

collect reports

" from elected officials.

The Grenoble prosecutor's office told AFP that it opened a preliminary investigation on Thursday, entrusted to the departmental security of Isère, following this filing of complaints. Cendra Motin and Monique Limon, LREM deputies from the 6th and 7th constituencies, were also the recipients of emails threatening them with death, according to

the Dauphiné Libéré

who reported these facts. Cendra Motin said in his complaint to have received "

three or four times emails of threats of all kinds

" in connection with the health policy carried out by the government, confirmed the prosecutor's office of Bourgoin-Jallieu, which entrusted an investigation to the gendarmerie. Regarding the complaint of Cendra Limon who reports death threats "

indicating beheading

“Received by email on Wednesday, the Vienna prosecutor's office announced that it had stepped down in favor of the national center for the fight against online hatred.

In recent weeks, many MPs have been targeted by death threats.

At the end of October, elected members of the majority had announced to file a complaint after death threats related to the health and vaccination policy of the government and referring to the recent murder of British MP David Amess, stabbed in mid-October during a parliamentary office.

At LFI, Jean-Luc Mélenchon filed a complaint against X in mid-November after the publication of a photomontage of a small far-right group, making a caricature of his face a target with a gun sight on forehead.

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At the beginning of November, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin called on the prefects to strengthen the security of elected officials, in particular by increasing surveillance around their offices and, if necessary, their homes.

Source: lefigaro

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