Niger : a complaint filed on or after the dissemination of photos of bodies, humanitarian aid workers killed - The Point

In the wake of the murder of six frenchmen in Niger, a complaint was filed on Wednesday 12 August in Paris. The French Association of victims of terrorism (AFVT

Niger : a complaint filed on or after the dissemination of photos of bodies, humanitarian aid workers killed - The Point

In the wake of the murder of six frenchmen in Niger, a complaint was filed on Wednesday 12 August in Paris. The French Association of victims of terrorism (AFVT) has responded to the broadcast on the social networks photos of the corpses of the victims of this attack. Pictures that are accompanied by messages of hate, as has been done by the association.

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The complaint, reported the facts to" undermine the integrity of a corpse " and " public provocation to discrimination by electronic means ", according to the director general of the association, Guillaume Denoix de Saint-Marc. "Many of us have been shocked by the circulation of these images as well as use by certain users identity to invoke hatred against the muslims as a whole ", he explained to Agence France-Presse. Filed against X, the complaint " seeks those who took pictures, those who have distributed them on the Internet and, finally, those who take it in turns and use them to call to hatred ".

"mental toll"

"families, unfortunately, have seen these images, which are of psychological damage are huge and some are considering joining the complaint," added the head of associations which was Tuesday, alongside relatives of the victims received at the ministry of foreign Affairs. Members of the association had reported the dissemination of these photos from Sunday with Pharos, the platform of the ministry of the Interior. "Several publications had been quickly suppressed, but they continue to reappear," said Guillaume Denoix de Saint-Marc. A judicial inquiry has also been opened on Monday in Paris by the public prosecutor of the national anti-terrorism in the aftermath of this attack, not claimed, at this day, in which perished six young humanitarian French NGO Acted, their driver and their guide nigerians, in a natural park, 60 kilometres from Niamey.

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 13:33

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