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Un calvary. This is what a Jewish girl skilled in Gennevilliers, in Hauts-de-Seine, who was allegedly kidnapped, raped and threatened with loss of life till Sunday April 21. The latter would have met her future attacker per week earlier. Once at his residence, the person allegedly refused to let her out and despatched a number of messages to the sufferer's mom and former boyfriend. “Good luck, you will never find your daughter, you will never see her again, I will prostitute your daughter”, he wrote then, promising to “avenge Palestine”.

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On Sunday, the 32-year-old man was lastly arrested by the BRI (Research and Intervention Brigade) who positioned the condo within the République eco-district the place the girl was being held. The latter managed to get better her telephone and known as her mom for assist.

Glucksmann gives “total support” to the sufferer

The investigation opened on Sunday initially centered on acts of “kidnapping, sequestration, rape and death threats”. Finally, on April 23, the explanations for “use of narcotics and death threats materialized in writing due to religion” had been retained, indicated the Nanterre public prosecutor's workplace. According to BFMTV, the investigation didn’t show that there was kidnapping.

Concerning the rape accusations, a preliminary investigation was opened. While in police custody, the suspect, who claims to work on the RATP, acknowledged the threats despatched to the sufferer's kin however described them as “provocations”. He might be tried on June 21 earlier than the Nanterre correctional chamber.

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Raphaël Glucksmann, head of the Socialist Party record within the European elections, reacted on X (previously Twitter) by offering his “total support for the victim”.

Since the Hamas assaults in opposition to Israel on October 7, 2023, anti-Semitic acts have been on the rise. In 2023, they’ve quadrupled in comparison with the earlier 12 months.