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Christine Kelly threatened with beheading: 12 months of reprieve required against the author of the threats

2022-09-28T13:54:08.649Z

In November 2021, by email, a man had threatened the CNews presenter with death, who had subsequently filed a complaint.



He could face up to two years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros.

Finally, a twelve-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 1,000 euros were required on Wednesday at the Paris court against a man appearing for cyberharassment against journalist Christine Kelly.

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Absent from the hearing and unrepresented, Patrick K., a computer engineer of Cameroonian origin presenting himself as a "

writer

", had written, in November 2021, an email followed by several messages on the private line of the CNews journalist in threatening her with the "

media scaffold

".

The ax will inevitably fall on your well-made head

,” he threatened.

According to the prosecutor, this man's remarks against the journalist were "

virulent, insulting, denigrating and humiliating

".

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Patrick K., 50, was "

obsessed

" with Christine Kelly, noted the magistrate, recalling that the defendant had published an "

open letter

" in 2020 posted on social networks where he vehemently attacked the journalist, the dealing in particular with "

alienated potiche

", "

white negress

", "

gourd

" and "

jug

".

The facts came just a year after the assassination of Professor Samuel Paty, the victim of attacks on social networks before having his throat cut.

"

We can therefore understand the terror of Ms. Kelly

," noted the prosecutor.

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Acknowledgment of the facts at a minimum

Christine Kelly, absent at the hearing, was "

seriously traumatized

" by the threats made by Patrick K., said her lawyers Arash Derambarsh and Besma Maghrebi.

She has since been living under police protection.

During his hearings, the man "

acknowledged the minimum facts

" with a "

lack of awareness of having committed a crime

", underlined the prosecutor.

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The investigation revealed that he had paid a specialized site to obtain the journalist's private telephone number.

He is a dangerous tracker

”, animated by “

a desire to harm

”, estimated Besma Maghrebi.

In her indictment, the prosecutor also asked that the defendant, if convicted, be subject to a "

prohibition of contact with his victim for five years

" and to follow a "

citizenship course

" to make him aware of the hate online.

The decision is expected on October 5.

Source: lefigaro

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