Will Jean-Marc Rouillan return to prison?
The Paris sentencing court will rule on his fate on December 14.
The co-founder of the far-left armed group Action Direct could be imprisoned again as claimed by the anti-terrorism prosecution for a possible breach of his home detention.
"It is a relentlessness of the Pnat which borders on the ridiculous", had cracked Tuesday his lawyer Jean-Louis Chalanset, evoking "two ridiculous failings: the first time, the electronic bracelet was damaged, he did not realize it.
The second, he has eight witnesses who saw the bracelet fall ”.
During the hearing, to which Jean-Marc Rouillan appeared by videoconference from Occitania, "the prosecution finally relied only on the first incident in August," Me Chalanset reported Wednesday evening.
A wristband detention ended on January 11
"Why would someone who served 24 years in prison have deliberately damaged their bracelet for a sentence of a few months?"
An hour after the incident, the police were there and noted that he was having breakfast, ”quipped the lawyer who specifies that this home detention under a bracelet must end on January 11.
The co-founder of Action Directe has been serving a sentence of eighteen months in prison since July, eight of which were 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.
"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.
Sentenced twice to life
On November 17, a collective entitled "Do not let it happen" criticized the State for wanting to "put Jean-Marc Rouillan back in prison".
Arrested in 1987, Jean-Marc Rouillan, sentenced twice to life imprisonment for the assassinations of arms 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 being granted parole in 2012.
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Jean-Marc Rouillan was the last member of the hard core of Direct Action to regain freedom.