up to ten months in prison for six participants

Six defendants were tried in immediate appearance before the Valence criminal court on Monday after the ultra-right parade in Romans-sur-Isère last weekend.


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Sentences of six to ten months in prison were handed down on Monday, November 27 against the six defendants, ultra-right activists, tried in immediate appearance at the Valence criminal court, reports France Bleu Drôme Ardèche for their participation in a punitive expedition on Saturday evening in Romans-sur-Isère following the death of Thomas in Crépol (Drôme). They are all going to prison this Monday evening.

Two were sentenced to 10 months, three to 8 months, and one to six months. The prosecutor had requested 12 months in prison with continued detention for five of them, 6 months for the last. These young men, aged between 18 and 25, were among the 24 people arrested on Saturday evening, November 25, when they burst into the Monnaie district. They marched to the cries of “Justice for Thomas”, “Islam outside Europe”, “the streets, France belongs to us”.

Five were prosecuted for violence against the police, for having fired fireworks in their direction. And all were judged for their participation in this march, precisely at “a group formed with a view to preparing violence against people or destruction or damage to property”. The defendants who appeared this Monday come from Doubs, Côte-d’Or, Gard, Paris and Lyon, specifies France Bleu. Most live with their parents and are students, interns, unemployed, military or even IT developers. With the exception of one of them, their criminal record is clean. And everyone minimizes their intentions that evening.

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