In the well-oiled machinery of the organization of the trial of the attacks of November 13, 2015, it seems that this is the first quack ... The civil parties learned Wednesday, September 15 in the evening, by an email from the court of call from Paris, that the web radio device, which allows them to follow the debates live via a confidential and personal code, will only be accessible "from the metropolitan territory".
In short: those who reside overseas or abroad will be completely deprived of it.
"The regulations oblige to take all the measures making impossible the risks of intrusion into the device or of diversion of the flow of the webradio", justifies the court, by invoking therefore "imperatives of computer security".
On the side of victims' associations, informed of the difficulties that their members outside France were encountering to connect to the webradio since the start of the trial, the announcement had the effect of "a very bad surprise, very unexpected", summarizes Philippe Duperron, president of 13Onze15 Fraternité et Vérité.
"This is not in accordance with the discussions upstream and removes much of its relevance to a device which saw yesterday, for example, nearly 500 people connected," he laments.
"We deprive victims of their trial"
“For our members living abroad and overseas, it is total incomprehension!
They were really counting on this great tool!
»Regrets Olivier Laplaud, vice-president of Life for Paris, who himself used it on Wednesday, for lack of being able to go to the hearing, to hear the statements of the defendants at the Special Assize Court.
Several civil party lawyers, alerted by their clients, are considering "a joint protest".
“The first recipients of a remote communication tool are precisely the most distant: it is an absolute paradox!
"Protested one of them, while another, scandalized, qualified this situation" of enormous failure ".
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"We deprive victims of their trial, and we create an inequity between civil parties," disapproves of a third.
Life for Paris referred the problem to the Interministerial Delegate for Victim Assistance, Frédérique Calandra.
"We know that the court is doing its best, but we will attempt any form of action," say its officials, who hope "that this error will be resolved quickly".
The Paris Court of Appeal had not, at the time of the posting of this article, responded to the solicitations of the Parisian - Today in France.