Friday, September 16, 2022

Gendarme sentenced in Lille

The military chamber of the Lille court has convicted a Ukrainian-born French gendarme who went back to Ukraine to fight the Russians. The court ordered him discharged and gave him a suspended sentence of two months' confinement. Details here en français. Excerpt:

In his remarks, the president of the military chamber of the Lille court pointed out that “we can be sensitive to the strength of your commitment, the courage that you needed. You put your ideas at the service of a cause. A perception that undoubtedly made it possible to avoid the maximum sentence of five years in prison. However, in addition to the radiation, a two-month suspended sentence was pronounced. The president had indeed told the future ex-gendarme that "you went to fight for a foreign power", while "you are an active French soldier".

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