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Christian Tein, head of the Field Action Coordination Unit, in Bourail, New Caledonia, on June 14, 2024. He is incarcerated in Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin).

More than 150 folks marched on Saturday July 6 within the middle of Strasbourg to demand the discharge of the seven Kanak independence activists positioned in provisional detention in mainland France, and to ask “the end of colonization” French in New Caledonia. In the pouring rain, the demonstrators chanted slogans equivalent to “Justice for Kanaky”, “Free our comrades” or “French state, get lost, Kanaky is not yours”brandishing Kanak flags and placards which learn: “Activists imprisoned, murderous militiamen free”.

“We are here to denounce the deportation and the conditions of detention of activistsJoseph-Stéphane Wachoima, from the Solidarité Kanaky collective of Haut-Rhin, told Agence France-Presse. We demand their immediate release. We are moving towards our emancipation and our full sovereignty.”

Thirteen separatists indicted

Two new folks had been indicted on Saturday in New Caledonia, suspected of getting performed a job in “coordination” within the violence that broke out in mid-May in response to the electoral reform decried by the pro-independence camp, introduced the Noumea prosecutor's workplace. They be a part of the listing of 11 different pro-independence activists, together with the chief of the Cellule de coordination des actions de terrain (CCAT), Christian Tein, who has already been indicted for complicity in tried homicide and participation in a legal affiliation with a view to making ready a criminal offense.

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Thirteen pro-independence activists have been charged, particularly with complicity in tried homicide and legal affiliation with a view to making ready a criminal offense or offence, because the begin of the violence that has been shaking French territory, probably the most severe because the Nineteen Eighties. Seven are presently in pre-trial detention, and the switch of 5 of them to mainland France two weeks in the past has led to a brand new wave of violence. Among them, Christian Tein was imprisoned in Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin).

Fuelled by the vote on a constitutional invoice geared toward increasing the Caledonian voters for the provincial elections scheduled for the top of 2024, these riots left 9 useless, together with two cops, lots of injured and appreciable harm, with an estimated value of 1.5 billion euros, in line with the newest report.

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