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Trèbes and Carcassonne attacks: the defense of an accused, who was allegedly under “control”, pleads for clemency

2024-02-22T20:11:31.835Z

Highlights: Marine Pequignot's defense begged the court on Thursday not to send her back to prison. Ultra-radicalized, registered S at 17, she was according to the accusation the “favorite girlfriend’ of Radouane Lakdim, the author of the attack which left four dead in Trèbes and Carcassonne. The national anti-terrorism prosecution requested the heaviest sentence. “Eleven years of criminal imprisonment” and a return to detention, requested Tuesday the attorneys general.


Marine Pequignot is on trial for terrorist conspiracy. Ultra-radicalized, registered S at 17, she was according to the accusation the “favorite girlfriend” of Radouane Lakdim, the author of the attack which left four dead in Trèbes and Carcassonne.


A

“kid”

radicalized at 15 years old via her boyfriend eight years her senior, a file that

“sweats”

her influence.

At the trial of the Trèbes and Carcassonne attacks, Marine Pequignot's defense begged the court on Thursday not to send her back to prison.

It was against the 24-year-old young woman, with a still marble face and long black hair, that the national anti-terrorism prosecution requested the heaviest sentence.

“Eleven years of criminal imprisonment”

and a return to detention, requested Tuesday the attorneys general, who did not believe the

“narrative”

of a

“naive and in love young girl”

who fell into the clutches of Radouane Lakdim, the author of the attack which left four dead in Trèbes and Carcassonne on March 23, 2018.

So the Pnat pulled out of its hat

“a new scenario”

, accuses Me Alexandra Boret, where Marine Pequignot and Radouane Lakdim become the

“Bonnie and Clyde of terrorism”

, share

“a common criminal design, each their own, but hand in hand hand"

.

In Radouane Lakdim, killed by the gendarmes, the attack.

To Marine Pequignot, the

“active concealment”

of her companion’s plans and the preparation of a departure for Syria.

But the accused was

“14 years old”

, she was

“a kid”

when she met Radouane Lakdim, and the general counsel barely mentioned that, Mr. Boret fumes.

“She had just returned to 3rd E”

and Radouane Lakdim was 22 years old,

“eight years older”

,

“one and a half times her age”

, lists the lawyer who no longer knows how to illustrate the

“imbalance original”

in this case.

“We do not plead the influence to clear customs”

and Marine Pequignot is not a victim in this trial, says Me Boret.

But

“to ignore the influence that exudes from every pore of this file is not possible”

.

Pragmatic

Marine Pequignot, the only woman of the seven accused, is on trial for terrorist conspiracy.

Ultra-radicalized, on S file at 17, she was according to the accusation the

“favorite girlfriend”

of Radouane Lakdim and knew

“almost”

everything about his attack plan.

But

“we are not here to judge Marine Pequignot from the age of 14 to 18

,” recalls her second lawyer, Benjamin Bohbot.

Because the court is only seized of Marine Pequignot's case for a very short period: January to March 2018, less than three months before the attacks, a few weeks during which they hardly saw each other and spoke very little. .

“Not a word”

at the hearing on the choice of this short period retained, but a certainty, for the defense of Marine Pequignot: longer, it meant that Marine Pequignot was judged as a minor and with a potentially incurred sentence. much lower.

Before the trial, Mr. Bohbot said, his client asked him if the Islamic State group propaganda videos found on his phone would be shown.

If so,

“I would die of shame

,” she said.

He addresses her.

“This is the reality that was yours, from the age of 14 to the age of 18.

I will not minimize anything

.

But

“as serious as these truths were”

, the young woman who is now a telecounsellor and deradicalized according to specialized services, does not

“deserve” these

“unjust and blind”

requisitions

, he assures her.

Marine Pequignot has already spent

“two years and three months”

in prison.

His lawyer reads a letter sent to his parents after his arrest.

“I ate poultry terrine, it was good but I miss mom’s dishes.

This morning I had sport and at 3:00 p.m. I had school

.

On the public benches, his father and sister are crying loudly.

Me Bohbot says he should

“perhaps plead for acquittal with more force and aggressiveness”

but prefers to be

“pragmatic”

and focus on conviction.

“I will not concede anything on the sentence proposed to you

,” he attempts in conclusion.

“Not a day of detention.

Not one"

.

The verdict is expected Friday evening.

Source: lefigaro

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