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Hearing Wednesday for Jean-Marc Rouillan, member of Action Directe, who could return to prison


Last member of the hard core of Direct Action to regain freedom, Jean-Marc Rouillan could return to detention after breaches

Jean-Marc Rouillan, co-founder of the far-left armed group Action Direct, is due to appear before the Paris sentencing court on Wednesday for breach of his house arrest under electronic bracelet, we learned Tuesday from a judicial source .

The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office (Pnat) requested for this hearing the return to detention of Jean-Marc Rouillan, who will appear by videoconference.


Jean-Marc Rouillan keeps a low profile

"It is a relentlessness of the Pnat which borders on the ridiculous", cracked his lawyer Jean-Louis Chalanset, evoking "two ridiculous failures: the first time, the bracelet was damaged, he did not realize it.

The second, he has eight witnesses who saw the bracelet fall ”.

Jean-Marc Rouillan has been serving a sentence of eighteen months in prison since July, eight of which are closed for “apologizing for terrorism”.

On February 23, 2016, during the recording of a radio program, he had declared: "I found them very courageous, in fact", about the jihadists who had struck France in 2015.

A collective opposed to his imprisonment

"They fought courageously: they fight in the streets of Paris" while they "know that there are 2,000 or 3,000 cops around them", he had launched, while saying he was hostile to the "reactionary" ideology of the jihadists.

In this case, he was convicted in May 2017 on appeal, a conviction that became final in November 2018 after the rejection of a cassation appeal.

On November 17, a collective entitled "Do not let it happen" criticized the State for wanting to "put Jean-Marc Rouillan back in prison".

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Arrested in 1987, Jean-Marc Rouillan, sentenced twice to life imprisonment for the assassinations of weapons engineer René Audran in 1985 and of Renault CEO Georges Besse in 1986, spent twenty-four years in prison, including more from seven to solitary confinement, before obtaining parole in 2012. Jean-Marc Rouillan was the last member of the hard core of Direct Action to regain freedom.

Source: leparis

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