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The day after the dying of two jail officers within the violent assault, at a tollbooth in Eure, on a van transporting an escaped delinquent, feelings ran excessive on Wednesday amongst jail employees. . The search to search out the detainee and his fleeing accomplices continues.

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Rallies are underway in entrance of prisons on Wednesday May 15 as an indication of “support” for the 2 jail officers killed the day earlier than within the violent assault, at a tollbooth in Eure, of a van transporting an offender who was has escaped, nonetheless actively sought along with his accomplices.

At the Caen Prison Center, at 6:30 a.m., round sixty workers gathered in the primary courtyard. “This morning, it's 'dead prison' to show support for the friends” killed on Tuesday, Bruno, regional secretary of the UFAP Justice union, explains to AFP.

There will due to this fact be “no activities (for the detainees, Editor's note), only walks and meals”, he specified. “We are especially affected because we worked with” the victims, he remembers, whereas all of the jail administration union organizations known as for a “‘Dead Prisons’ Day” on Wednesday.

Two jail officers had been killed and three others injured, with a life-threatening prognosis nonetheless at stake for one in all them, throughout an assault on Tuesday round 11:00 a.m. on their van on the Incarville toll sales space (Eure) by a number of armed criminals.

Inter-union obtained on the Ministry of Justice

A detainee current within the van, who was returning to the Evreux remand heart the place he was incarcerated after a listening to on the Rouen judicial court docket, escaped and his accomplices fled.

The seek for the detainee and his accomplices continues Wednesday morning.

The jail union might be obtained at 2 p.m. by the Minister of Justice. They demand particularly “the drastic reduction of extractions by favoring the use of videoconferencing of magistrates or their trips to establishments”, “an overhaul and harmonization of escort levels”.

Faced with the aggressors, the brokers solely had “a simple Sig Sauer against weapons of war”, accused Frédéric Liakhoff, FO-Justice secretary on the Caen penitentiary heart.

The inter-union known as for a minute of silence to be noticed at 11 a.m. all through the administration, and Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti for his half known as for a minute of silence in all jurisdictions.

“We will hunt them down”

“I wanted to meet the families and naturally the colleagues of those who were killed and injured this morning,” declared Éric Dupond-Moretti on Tuesday on the finish of the day after a go to to the judicial extractions heart. of Caen, to assist these near the victims.

“Everything will be done to find the perpetrators of this despicable crime,” repeated Mr. Dupont-Moretti, saying that “the nation is in mourning.”

The assault was described on X as a “shock” by President Emmanuel Macron. “We will be intractable,” he promised.

Mohamed Amra, the inmate who escaped during the attack on the prison van in Incarville (Eure).
Mohamed Amra, the inmate who escaped through the assault on the jail van in Incarville (Eure). © AFP

“We will spare no effort, no means. We will hunt them down. We will find them. And I tell you, they will pay,” stated Prime Minister Gabriel Attal to the National Assembly, which noticed a minute of silence .

If the Epervier plan, triggered instantly after the assault and which may final a most of 4 hours, was lifted late Tuesday afternoon, forces stay mobilized, the gendarmerie stated. The GIGN workforce, which went to the location, stays dedicated to collaborating within the hunt for the escapee and his accomplices.

Complicity in assassination by an organized gang

The detainee on the run, Mohamed Amra, 30, has already been convicted 13 instances however “none to date for violations of drug legislation”, Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau informed the press. The newest conviction dates again to May 7, by the Évreux court docket “for a burglary” which earned him 18 months in jail. He was additionally in pre-trial detention for different instances, together with an indictment by the JIRS of Marseille for complicity in assassination by an organized gang, kidnapping and sequestration, she added.

During his brief detention in Évreux, the place he was transferred in April to be tried, it was noticed that the bars of his cell had began to be sawn, based on the Justice of the Peace.

The National Jurisdiction for the Fight in opposition to Organized Crime (Junalco) was seized of the investigation, entrusted to the Central Office for the Fight in opposition to Organized Crime (OCLCO) and the Rouen judicial police.

“It’s quite incomprehensible, I can’t imagine that this boy could be involved,” Mohamed Amra’s lawyer, Hugues Vigier, reacted on BFMTV.

This operation “does not correspond to the profile that I had perceived of him, if he is involved it is because I was truly wrong about his functioning and what he was capable of”, he added.

With AFP