A gendarme wounded by bullet on the sidelines of a demonstration in Guadeloupe
Violence erupted Thursday in Guadeloupe where a gendarme was shot and wounded in Pointe-à-Pitre and six people arrested, according to AFP. The vital prognosis of the gendarme is not engaged and an investigation has been opened. The public prosecutor is to hold a press conference on Friday.
In the center of the island, demonstrations against the obligation to vaccinate “unauthorized” according to the prefecture degenerated during operations to maintain order in the town of Abymes, according to the same source which specifies that “The security forces were attacked by various projectiles, stones, molotov cocktails, bolts….”. On the Canal 10 channel, the trade unionist Gaby Clavier, ex-secretary of the health branch of the UGTG denounced a desire “to prevent us from demonstrating”, as well as ” police violence », and “gassings”.
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The protesters were “pushed back several kilometres” according to a police source but erected barricades and obstructed the roads. Helicopter overflights have also taken place. According to the Pointe-à-Pitre prosecutor’s office, “at least three shots” live ammunition were counted and “at least one store was looted”, when night had just fallen.
“Shaken baby”: a woman sentenced to 9 years in prison
Ouarda M’Rini, a young schizophrenic woman, was sentenced Thursday by the Bobigny Assize Court to nine years in prison for having inflicted violence on her four-month-old infant in 2019, who died of “shaken baby” syndrome. The sentence pronounced is well below the requisitions of the general prosecutor’s office, which had requested 18 years of criminal imprisonment, as well as a definitive ban on French territory, against the 29-year-old young woman.
On June 20, 2019, the emergency services intervened in a metro station in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis) at the call of this young mother who declared that her son fell down the stairs by slipping from the seat where he was born. was not attached. Youssef, her four-month-old infant, is taken to Necker hospital in serious condition. He will die ten days later, a victim of “shaken baby syndrome”. His body had a set of bruises and several lesions characteristic of this abuse, fatal in 10% of cases. According to witnesses, the child was covered with bruises on half of his face and skull and his limbs were frozen.
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Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, she told the court of her chaotic life, marked by family abuse, rape as an adult by several men and forced prostitution. In December 2018, eight months pregnant, she left Spain for fear that social services would take her child away from her, and arrived in France, where she lived in precarious conditions in social hotels.
Ivanka Trump, target of the congressional inquiry into the assault on the Capitol
Ivanka Trump, the former US president’s favorite daughter, was invited Thursday to testify before the House Committee seeking to shed light on Donald Trump’s role in the attack on the Capitol. This is the first time a member of the Trump family has been asked directly to cooperate with the investigation into the events of January 6, 2021.
The parliamentary committee sent a letter Thursday to the one who was a close adviser to Donald Trump when he was in the White House. The group of elected officials points out that Ivanka Trump appears to have had first-hand knowledge of her father’s attempt to persuade then-Vice President Mike Pence to stop counting the electorate’s votes. It is this count, which formally recorded the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, that supporters of the former president had interrupted by forcing the entry of the American Congress, images followed with amazement around the world.
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“The committee wants to discuss any conversations you may have witnessed or participated in regarding the president’s plan to obstruct or impede the counting of the votes of the electors.”, details in this letter the elected Bennie Thompson, at the head of the commission. In this eight-page missive, the group of elected officials also asks Ivanka Trump to reconstruct her activities on the day of the riot and to give an overview of the measures taken – or not – taken by the White House that day.