the internal procedure against Taha Bouhafs is closed, the precautionary measure is lifted

The journalist and activist was accused of sexual violence by two women. But one of them had withdrawn her testimony in March and the other did not wish to file a complaint or allow adversarial proceedings, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Taha Bouhafs during the France Insoumise (AMFIS) summer meeting, July 17, 2021. (UGO PADOVANI / HANS LUCAS / VIA AFP)

The internal procedure of the party La France insoumise targeting the journalist and activist Taha Bouhafs is closed, learned franceinfo from a source close to the file, Monday, June 5 in the evening, confirming information from BFMTV. The young man was accused of sexual violence by two women. He had given up running in the 2022 legislative elections for Nupes in the Rhône after the revelation of these accusations. An internal investigation had been opened against him by the internal committee for monitoring sexual violence.

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One of the accusers finally withdrew her testimony at the beginning of March. Taha Bouhafs’ lawyers demanded, in a press release, that “the stubbornness ceases”. The other woman did not wish to file a complaint, nor to allow contradictory, indicated the same source close to the file to franceinfo.

“After more than a year of waiting, the internal procedure of La France insoumise targeting Taha Bouhafs is finally over and closed”announce his lawyers in a press release that he publishes on his Twitter account Monday, June 5 in the evening. “The precautionary measure concerning him is lifted”, “which thus acts his reintegration within the party”they continue.

Taha Bouhafs”does not wish to rejoin the party

Taha Bouhafs reacted on his Twitter account, Monday, June 5, in the evening, after this announcement. “I don’t want to rejoin the party. I keep my ideas, my fights close to me. But after everything that happened I can’t reintegrate this movement, neither this one, nor another“, specifies the activist and journalist.

“So I continue my way away from political partieshe continues. The important thing for me today is to rebuild myself, personally and professionally. But above all, enjoy my loved ones and the beautiful things that life sometimes offers when you pay attention to them”.

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