Former French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn: Suspicious witness
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Investigations were underway against former French Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn because of her corona policy.
The Court of Cassation in Paris has now annulled the case.
This is reported by the French supreme court.
Buzyn had been accused of "endangering the lives of others" by victims' associations.
The lawsuits were based, among other things, on the lack of masks and other protective equipment at the beginning of the pandemic.
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Buzyn will now be promoted to Suspicious Witness status.
In France, this status is given to people who have been accused by others or who have evidence against which investigators do not see sufficient evidence to initiate investigations.
Buzyn resigned in February 2020 as the world followed developments in the Chinese city of Wuhan with concern.
"The risk of the virus spreading to the population is very low," the trained doctor explained at the end of January 2020 in the Elysée.
She later admitted in an interview with "Le Monde" that she had actually assessed the danger as much higher.
'I cried when I left the Ministry.
I knew there was a tsunami coming," said Buzyn, who became a candidate for Paris City Hall after resigning.
France would have done better to cancel the local elections at the end of March, she later said.
The former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe was also initially investigated, but he is also only a suspicious witness.