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In an open letter, Taha Bouhafs considers himself the victim of a "political bias" of the Insoumis

2022-07-05T13:48:02.170Z

The militant journalist had withdrawn his candidacy for the legislative elections, after being accused of having committed sexual violence.



He comes out of his silence to better attack those who made him give up his candidacy for the legislative elections.

Taha Bouhafs, Franco-Algerian journalist and activist, published a "

letter to the rebellious

" on his Twitter account on Tuesday, in which he believes that "

the time for clarification and truth

" has come, now that the legislative elections are over. completed.

He criticizes La France Insoumise for not having agreed to confront him with the woman who accuses him of violence, and for having asked him to lie about the reasons for the withdrawal of his candidacy.

Read also Legislative 2022: Taha Bouhafs targeted by an internal investigation by the Insoumis for acts of sexual violence

A controversy in several stages.

His investiture in the legislative elections in Vénissieux under the LFI banner was quickly criticized, especially by the Communists.

In question, the conviction of the journalist in 2021 for public insult because of the origin, for having qualified the police unionist Linda Kebbab of "Arab service".

In early May, he threw in the towel, denouncing an “

unprecedented storm of attacks

”.

On May 11, following the revelations of Mediapart and BFMTV, a press release from La France Insoumise confirms that the party's follow-up committee against gender-based and sexual violence has been seized "

of a testimony relating alleged acts of sexual violence

» which he is accused of.

“On the wrong side of a system of domination”

Taha Bouhafs returns to this chronology and directly attacks the LFI deputy Clémentine Autain, who would have said to him: "

you may also pay for the others, but that's how it is, it's a political bias

".

According to him, the parliamentarian would have asked him "

to make a press release to say that he was withdrawing (his) candidacy because of the racist attacks he had suffered since the announcement of it

".

Read also Legislative 2022: "We did not have the political will to protect" Taha Bouhafs, says Clémentine Autain

Claiming to be "

physically and morally very weakened

" when he learned of these accusations relayed by Clémentine Autain, Taha Bouhafs affirms that he was "

already no longer in a condition to lead the slightest arm

wrestling " and that he therefore accepts in spite of himself to lie about the reasons forcing him to withdraw.

Moreover, he disagrees with the press release published by LFI, because the latter specifies that he "

was confronted with the accusations of which he was the subject

", which according to him is not the case.

Finally, judging to be a victim himself, Taha Bouhafs says he is "

well placed to know the violence of a legal procedure when one is on the wrong side of a system of domination

".

The journalist is now asking for "

a fair and equitable procedure where the fundamental principle of adversarial proceedings will be respected

", in order to "

know what we are reproaching (him) for exactly

".

He specifies, finally, that as "

a young man, Arab, from working-class neighborhoods, without diplomas

", he would have "

neither the social nor financial capital to face the large-scale instrumentalization of this affair.

".

Contacted by Le Figaro, Clémentine Autain remained unreachable.

Source: lefigaro

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