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Imam Mahjoub Mahjoubi arrested and on the verge of being expelled ?

The imam of Gard Mahjoub Mahjoubi, accusedé incentive à hatred, was é arrested this Thursday, February 22. It must be placed in a detention center before possible expulsion to Tunisia.

Screwé by a request to withdraw his residence permit, imam Mahjoub Mahjoubi was arrested. arrested this Thursday, February 22, around 12:30 p.m., his home in Bagnols-sur-Cèze, in the Gard. The man of Tunisian origin must be placed in prison. in a detention center in the Paris region learned BFMTV from the imam's relatives. At the time of his arrest, Mahjoub Mahjoubi "in shock", again according to those around him, became aware of the arresté expulsion order signed by the Minister of the Interior. If the procedure has been completed begun, to be able to expel the man and send him back to Tunisia the authorities must wait to receive a consular pass from the Tunisian administration.

The imam and his defense, lawyer Samir Hamroun, intend to file an appeal before the Paris administrative court in the course of of the day to "contest this expulsion procedure". The council explained on BFMTVat the beginning of the afternoon that the appeal for interim relief will make it possible to suspend the eviction procedure decided by Minister G&rald Darmanin and will push the court to take action. rule within "24 à 48 hours. Concretely, the summary procedure expulsion used by the lawyer does not have a suspensive effect on the minister's decision and does not prevent him' #39;eviction immediately. But in practice, Me Hamroun recalls that the authority The administrative court generally waits for the court's decision before applying penalties, particularly those of expulsion.

With this appeal, the imam and his lawyer hope to prove that there is no emergency at hand. expel Mahjoub Mahjoubi from French territory to give him the opportunity to express himself on this matter. an unprecedented violation of fundamental rights and public freedoms" underlined Me Hamroun specifying that Mahjoub Mahjoubi was not the subject of any summons to be able to explain the controversy surrounding him ;surrounds after the broadcast of a video of one of his preachings.

A preliminary investigation into condoning terrorism

The affair surrounding Mahjoub Mahjoubi began on February 18 with the broadcast of a video of the imam preaching in which he evokes "tricolor flags that plague us" subsequently described as “Satanist” banners. It's never precise' if it is a question of the French flag and the imam assures in his defense that no, that he made a slip between "tricolor' quot; and "multicolor" wanting to talk about African flags.

The Minister of the Interior immediately reacted by requesting the withdrawal of the imam's residence permit , an initiative justified not only by the videos of the preaching, but by the remarks made by Mahjoub Mahjoub during previous preachings according to the prefect of Gard, J&rôme Bonet. The prefect who had reported the imam to the prosecutor of the Republic of Gars, considers that the remarks in question “call into question the principles of the Republic”. After the reports, a preliminary investigation into condoning terrorism was carried out. opened. Minister Gérald Darmanin, for his part, ensured that that'"no callsà hatred will not go unanswered.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116