Damien Rieu, Reconquest candidate! within the European elections, sentenced to eight months in jail for on-line harassment | EUROtoday

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Far-right activist Damien Lefèvre, higher identified beneath the pseudonym Damien Rieu and candidate for the European elections on the Reconquête! record, was sentenced on Friday May 17 in Nîmes to eight months in jail for on-line harassment, we realized. Agence France-Presse with the events' legal professionals.

The details date again to April 2017, when he broadcast on his Twitter account (now renamed X) within the title of Damien Rieu what the plaintiff's legal professionals described as “private video”through which she attacked Marion Maréchal on the Snapchat community.

He subsequently printed on the community the title and a part of the phone variety of the complainant, on the time a journalist. Publications that had “resulted in a massive campaign of denigration, racist insults and online harassment, as well as numerous anonymous calls”, based on Antoine Ory and Mourad Battikh, legal professionals for the plaintiff. They welcomed what they thought of to be the “first conviction [de Damien Rieu] for facts related to his use of the social network » x.

Damien Rieu's lawyer, Julien Pinelli, declined to comment, particularly on a possible appeal by his client. For his part, the former spokesperson for the small far-right group Génération Identitaire believes, onhaving been the subject of“a political condemnation” from ” Justice [du ministre Eric] Dupond-Moretti.

In September, Damien Rieu was acquitted in Lyon for defamation of Karim Benzema, for a tweet associating the footballer with armed Islamist fighters. His X account currently has 255,000 followers. Mr. Rieu, unsuccessful candidate of Reconquest! in the 2022 legislative elections in Nice, appears in twelfth place on the list of the Zemmourist party in the European elections, led by Marion Maréchal.

The World with AFP

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