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After Mérignac feminicide, the government announces six measures to strengthen the protection of victims

2021-06-10T13:36:16.867Z

Chahinez, died on May 5 after being shot and wounded by her violent repeat offender husband, who then set her on fire in the



Conclusions and measures announced in the wake.

Following the report of an inspection mission carried out after the femicide in Mérignac (Gironde) at the beginning of May, pointing to a series of failures in the monitoring of the violent partner and repeat offender protection of the victim, the government announced Wednesday "six new measures To strengthen the protection of victims, some of whom already exist or have already announced.

This report was the subject of a meeting on Wednesday evening in Matignon chaired by Prime Minister Jean Castex in which Eric Dupond-Moretti (Justice) and Gérald Darmanin (Interior), Elisabeth Moreno (equality between women and men) and Marlène participated. Schiappa (citizenship).

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The authors of the report, Etienne Lapaire, former justice adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy at the Interior, and Yves Colmou, former adviser to Manuel Valls, thus recommend "to examine the dangerousness" of the author of the violence "before any adjustment of sentence ".

For that, they propose to "modify the law so that any adjustment of sentence is preceded by an expertise".

Chaninez, 31, set on fire by her husband

They also recommend "to improve the protection of the victim prior to the release" of the violent spouse, "to strengthen and secure communication between the competent services" so that they can take "quick decisions", and finally "better. locally manage the protection of victims ”.

They suggest assigning the victim a "great danger telephone", and that "before the release of the perpetrator of the violence" and informing him "systematically" of the evolution of the latter's situation.

The government announced the availability of 3000 of these phones by the beginning of 2022, an increase of "65% compared to today".

Chahinez, 31, mother of three, died on May 5 in Mérignac, near Bordeaux, after being shot and wounded by her violent recidivist husband, from whom she was separated, who then set her on fire in the street.

This drama sparked a wave of indignation.

The report is damning and denounces a long series of failures of all the players in this file.

The government also asked the mission on Wednesday whether certain facts could not be disciplined.

The alleged perpetrator Mounir B. was sentenced on June 23, 2020 for domestic violence in recidivism to 18 months in prison, including 9 months suspended sentence and warrant of committal at the hearing.

But from prison, he telephoned his wife, Chahinez, to threaten her.

In December, he was released under certain conditions: ban on contact with his wife, monthly meeting with his prison adviser (SPIP, prison integration and probation service) ...

A file of perpetrators of domestic violence

In mid-March, his wife filed a complaint against him at the Mérignac police station after another violent attack.

The complaint, note the rapporteurs, is duly treated, with application of the questionnaire dedicated to the assessment of the danger, personalized assessment sheet of victims (EVVI) and sending of the grids to the prosecution.

But one of the files is incorrectly completed so that the danger is assessed differently by the police and the courts.

Poor or even lack of communication ensued between the police and the prison administration.

While he was wanted by the police, the man presented himself twice to the convocations of the prison administration, without being worried.

The rapporteurs recommend "a merger of the two files" (of the police and the judiciary) and immediate information of all the actors in the event of the occurrence of new elements (complaint, handbook, search for the perpetrator of acts of violence. , etc).

They also suggest the establishment of a file of perpetrators of domestic violence, as announced recently by the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin, but also "its sharing" between the services.

A proposal taken up by Matignon.

At the local level, the authors of the report suggest that the departmental steering committee for “high-danger telephones” meet twice a month, with all the services and in the presence of approved associations.

This committee currently meets, according to the departments, at longer intervals (every six months in Gironde) to take stock of the current and future attributions of “high-danger telephones”.

A measure also taken up by the government, which also announces the creation of a "national body to regularly involve the associations" dedicated, a "strengthening of control and possession" of weapons and a committee to monitor measures.

Source: leparis

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