An investigation has been opened at the National Pole for the Fight against Online Hate after the report of parliamentarians denouncing the receipt of anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic emails, said Thursday the Paris prosecutor's office requested by AFP.
The investigation was opened for public apologies for crimes against humanity, war crimes and entrusted to the brigade for the repression of delinquency against the person of the judicial police, said the prosecutor's office.
Collective complaint by parliamentarians
The offences of public insults and public incitement to violence, hatred or discrimination against a person or group of persons because of their origin or their membership or non-membership of an ethnic group, nation, race, religion or sex were also retained.
The president of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, and the president of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, had each taken legal action after the receipt by deputies and senators of these emails. "Many deputies have been targeted, all groups are affected," said Wednesday the presidency of the Assembly. "This is an operation that was obviously done via software," it added.
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More than 80 parliamentarians of the presidential majority have filed a collective complaint with the digital prosecutor's office, the Renaissance group told the Assembly. These deputies received, Monday and Tuesday, on their email addresses of the National Assembly, two emails accompanied by "anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic leaflets" with the aim of "restoring the domination of the white race in Europe," according to Moselle deputy Ludovic Mendes.
The leaflets contained a link to a website "encouraging ultimate acts of violence of a racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic nature", with "several explicit references to the Nazi regime and Holocaust denial, as well as a return to National Socialism", he detailed. The president of the Senate reported in a letter "anti-Semitic emails and incitement to racial hatred, which included many Nazi symbols" sent to several senators.