She takes long breaths when he appears in the cubicle. He looks for her as he arrives, scrutinizing her profile without blinking. What separates this man, Nabir R., 51, the accused, and this woman, Ekaterina Cherkasova, 39, his ex-wife and civil party, is a chasm of heartbreak around their son Arthur (the name has been changed), 15 years old today, against a background of thirteen years of violence and proceedings. A story whose new chapter was written this Monday, June 5 before the judicial court of Paris, seven years after the sentencing of the father to four years in prison for the abduction and abuse suffered by the child.
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