what’s being reproached to Christian Tein, the independence chief imprisoned in metropolitan France | EUROtoday

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Christian Tein, head of the field action coordination unit, in Bourail, New Caledonia, June 14, 2024.

This is the primary authorized doc that permits us to measure the costs towards Christian Tein, the pro-independence chief of the sphere motion coordination unit (CCAT), accused of fomenting the violent revolt that broke out on May 13 in New Caledonia. Following a listening to by videoconference, the investigating chamber of the Noumea Court of Appeal selected July 3 to maintain the accused in pre-trial detention in mainland France – he’s positioned in an isolation cell within the Mulhouse-Lutterbach penitentiary heart (Haut-Rhin).

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Christian Tein contested his elimination. “The return, even temporary, of the person under investigation to New Caledonia appears likely to create serious disturbances to public order”the judgment decides, of which The world was in a position to take be aware. These potential troubles wouldn’t come from the pro-independence camp, in keeping with the judges: “His presence would not fail to rekindle significant resentment among the thousands of victims who lost their jobs, their businesses, their homes burned by the rioters, or the families of people who lost their lives because they were unable to access medical treatment because of the roadblocks erected and manned on the instructions of Christian Tein by the rioters.”

The official, who surrendered to the police on June 19, is going through all the costs introduced by the prosecution towards the eight different separatists positioned in pre-trial detention on June 22 and 24: “complicity in murder”, “organized robbery with a weapon”, “organized destruction of another's property by means dangerous to people”, “participation in a criminal association with a view to preparing a crime” and “of an offense”, “participation in a group formed with a view to preparing violence against people or destruction of property”. His legal professionals have nonetheless not had entry to the file, which is presently being listed on the Noumea registry.

“Methodically organized action”

The first exactions, from May 12 and, above all, from the night time of May 13 in Greater Noumea, “resulted from a methodically organized action implemented by the CCAT, present at all levels [avec] neighborhood representatives responsible for channeling the actions of young people from working-class neighborhoods”in keeping with the prosecution.

To handle Mr. Tein's duties, the judgment first mentions public statements. On April 24: “We will go and get the people who are in Greater Noumea.” Or on May 8, throughout a peaceable march: the activists “should put themselves outside the law (…)attacking banks, insurance companies, multinationals”the independence activist including “have already purchased [son] coffin, because that's how things will move forward, and they won't give any gifts to change the country.”.

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