The anti-terrorist prosecution calls for a trial against the ultra-right group “OAS”

The national antiterrorist prosecution requested Thursday the referral to correctional of nine members of the “OAS”, suspected of having considered attacks, in particular against Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Christophe Castaner or Muslims.

The national anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office on Thursday requested the referral to correctional purposes of nine members of a tiny ultra-right group which called itself OAS, suspected of having considered attacks, potentially against Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Christophe Castaner or Muslims, has learned Friday AFP from judicial source.

The final decision now rests with the investigating judges within a month, the self-proclaimed leader of the group, Logan Nisin, being in pre-trial detention. At least four other counterterrorism investigations linked to plans for violent ultra-right action have been underway since 2017.

In the case of the OAS group, the prosecution requests that the suspects be tried for “terrorist criminal association”, six before the criminal court and the other three, minors at the time of the facts, before the children’s court. All, except Logan Nisin, are to this day free under judicial supervision.

«I was only waiting for this“, Rejoiced to AFP Eric Bourlion, lawyer Logan Nisin, while stressing that his client had been in pre-trial detention for four years. “In the end, he is accused of a crime, it is a legal soufflé served too coldHe blasted. The small group was disbanded in October 2017. Logan Nisin, then 21, was arrested a few months earlier, on June 28, 2017.

Originally from Vitrolles (Bouches-du-Rhône) and a time militant in 2016 of the royalist organization Action française, he admitted to investigators having founded a small group under the name of OAS, the same acronym as the armed organization. secret, responsible for a bloody campaign against the independence of Algeria in the 1960s. The group aspired to “start a re-migration based on terror».

He was suspected of having wanted to attack the former mayor of Forcalquier (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), Christophe Castaner, now president of the LREM group in the National Assembly and former Minister of the Interior , and the leader of rebellious France Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Attacks against “kebabs” in Marseille or the “site of the great mosque of Vitrolles” had also been mentioned. In front of the investigators, Logan Nisin had minimized the scope of these threats, affirming that the group had abandoned these projects for lack of having “the capacities»To implement them.

With the “OAS” and a Facebook page in the glory of the Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Breivik (who killed 77 people in July 2011) of which he was the administrator, he wanted to do the “buzz“In nationalist circles and obtain”likesHe had advanced.

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