24 October 2018
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Even though the notion of "organized gang" was meant to tackle organized crime, it is now being used against volunteers involved in the NGOs Tous migrants and, as for two of them, La Cimade. More generally, this provision is now being misused as a tool to intimidate citizens who show solidarity with migrants trying to cross the French Alps.
The prosecutors office has, hence, chosen to prosecute pacific activists while enabling the far-right activists of Bloc Identitaire to evade punishment, as they didnt face any charges.
Echoing a recent French Constitutional Courts ruling, which enshrined the principle of fraternity as a constitutional principle, we are calling for the dropping of all charges against Bastien, Benoit, Eléonora, Juan, Lisa, Mathieu, and the end of any prosecution against them.
Solidarity with the 7 of Briançon! We all stand against the crime of solidarity! We are all criminals for being solidary in organized band!
Petition on the initiative of Comité de soutien aux 7 de Briançon, La Cimade, Collectif Délinquants Solidaires, Gisti, Anafé, Tous Migrants, Emmaüs, UJFP (Union juive française pour la paix), Fasti, Bagagérue, FAP (Fondation Abbé Pierre), Transport People and Care, Syndicat des Avocats de France, LDH (Ligue des droits de lHomme), Union syndicale Solidaires, SUD Education et L'Auberge des Migrants.
Sign the petition here(La Cimade, link)
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