The lawyers of the seven accused of the “burqa” assassination have stated rumors and false evidence during their pleadings. The verdict is expected Thursday, September 23.
“The city is opaque then based on rumor. Rumor is subjective while the evidence must be objective. “First to speak, Me Axelle Chorier for the defense of Hakim Rafin, the cousin of Lyon landlord of Toulousaisn passing through the suburbs of Lyon, launched the attack in order of the investigation, the investigation and the indictment before the Assize Court. ” Why him ? Why them? Assumptions “, insists Me Simon Cohen in defense of Yacine Frikass. He wonders:” What are the objective, corroborated and certain elements? They don’t find any. Nor on the side of Me Katy Mira, who assists Issam El Bouanani “whose interest we do not understand in participating in an assassination that does not concern him”.
My Emmanuelle Franck, Jean-Marc Darigade and Alexandre Martin complement each other to defend the Bettouati brothers, Jamel the elder and Kamel “the landlord and recruiting sergeant”, according to the prosecution. “I heard everything, a lot of approximations and excesses but no proof …”, denounces Me Darrigade who takes the case backwards “because why Kamel and not the others? And to be an accomplice, you have to know. Did he know the project? “In the process Me Alexandre Martin is surprised:” Jamel provides the weapons? You said so. But on which parts? It was never discussed, neither at the instruction, nor at the hearing ”. Like his colleagues, the lawyer demands acquittal.
Me Karim Bouguessa accompanies Abdelkader Ramdani, the one who left his DNA on two 7.62 cases. “The one who acts with his face uncovered, without being recognized. Who talks too much. But is this a confession? No, the cries of a man madly in love, capable of loving and screaming almost in the same sentence ”. The Marseille lawyer pleads for acquittal but recalls: “If he is the second armed man, he is not under the burqa and he does not shoot”. My Caroline Marty-Daudibertières, Pierre Le Bonjour and Hugues Vigier finnt. Walid Derqaoui, “brain being”, quips Me Vigier executing a first-class defense. Rumors, “hole” telephony, methodology… Everything goes. “Intellectual proof, the bundle of clues .. We must not reverse the burden of proof,” warns Me Le Bonjour pedagogue. Acquittal demanded, again. The jurors will not have too much of Thursday to deliberate and forge their intimate conviction.