At the trial of the foiled attack before the 2017 presidential election, “the state enemy” and the “secret” in the box – Liberation

At the trial of the foiled attack before the 2017 presidential election, “the state enemy” and the “secret” in the box – Liberation

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Accused of planning a terrorist attack, Clément Baur and Mahiedine Merabet have been on trial for a week before the special assize court. The judges explored the personalities of the duo at length before starting the interrogation on Friday evening.

It is 6:30 p.m. this Friday, and the Salle Voltaire is nosediving after nine hours of debate. Nevertheless, the president of the specially composed Assize Court of Paris, Corinne Goetzmann, known for having presided over the Tarnac trial and the 16th correctional chamber, specializing in terrorist cases, believes that the interrogation on the facts can begin. Mahiedine Merabet stands up, a bundle of leaves in her hand. For a moment, the woodwork and the coffered ceiling disappear, and the audience is propelled onto a (bad) open slam stage. The 35-year-old accused, who defined himself on the first day of the trial as a “Muslim political prisoner”, chants his diatribe for forty minutes.

In a disconcerting syncretism mixing Montaigne, Chomsky, Beethoven or the spectacle of a female ostrich saving her young, Mahiedine Merabet, your minaudier and bloated tongue, retraces the “Genesis” of his presence in the box, him, “consciousness awakener” stamp “enemy of the state”defending in all directions the “vulnerable” crushed by “Western fundamentalist universalism”. “To those who sleep at night like carefree babies, […] to those who have taken the whole dish on their plate and left that of others empty, I mean that they are the first violent ones, the prov

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