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Lille: the author of threats against a mosque released for lack of psychological expertise

2022-08-19T14:42:29.873Z

Arrested last June for having published a video threatening a mosque in Lille, the young man is released due to the maximum time limits for pre-trial detention.



A young man arrested last June for uttering threats against a mosque in Lille in a video was released under judicial supervision on Friday August 19, after a new dismissal of his trial.

For lack of psychological expertise, his trial in immediate appearance is postponed, for the second time, to October 25.

Pending this new hearing, this 23-year-old man, detained for almost two months, is released under judicial supervision, due to the maximum time limits for pre-trial detention.

His arrest was announced on Twitter at the time by Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin.

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In addition to a weekly check-in at the gendarmerie and an obligation of care, the young man is prohibited from possessing a weapon and from appearing near the Great Mosque, instructions which he has promised to "

respect

".

The prohibition to approach the mosque is considered fundamental by the lawyer of the place of worship, Jéromine Armand, who underlines that the faithful are "

not reassured

" by this placement under judicial control.

At the hearing, the young man replied in the affirmative to the judge who asked him if he had been drinking a bottle of vodka a day for about a year.

Asked about his religious beliefs, he said he was an atheist.

For his lawyer, Me Quentin Mycinski, the obligation of care constitutes the most important dimension of the judicial control, because of this problem of alcoholism.

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On June 23, the defendant was arrested at his home in Faches-Thumesnil after a report via the Pharos online platform of a video published on the Telegram application, in which a man announced his intention to commit an attack against the mosque of Lille Sud.

Another sequence focused on the 2019 Christchurch shootings in New Zealand, which the author of the video described as "

pure happiness

".

A white supremacist then killed 51 people and injured dozens more at two mosques.

Quickly identified, the suspect admitted during the hearings to be the author of the threats.

During a first appearance in court at the end of July, he claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol,

Source: lefigaro

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