The trial of journalist Taha Bouhafs is postponed, his lawyer having raised a priority question of constitutionality concerning the link between the prosecution and the police, Friday January 8, indicates the journalist of franceinfo present at the court of Paris. The decision on the QPC will be rendered on March 10, at which point the trial can possibly be held.
Taha Bouhafs was to be tried at the Créteil court for contempt and rebellion against a police officer. In June 2019, he was covering a demonstration of undocumented migrants in Alfortville in Val-de-Marne, when a police officer asked him to stop filming and arrested him. The journalist accuses the same police officer of violence during his arrest. He had had his shoulder debilitated and 10 days of ITT.
Maître Arié Alimi, the journalist’s lawyer, believes that the link between the prosecution and the police allows a breach of equality of arms in a procedure, and therefore posed a priority question of constitutionality About that. The lawyer wants to make this trial an emblem of police violence.
Friday noon, a rally in support of Taha Bouhafs was organized in front of the judicial court of Créteil, at the call in particular of the union of journalists SNJ-CGT and Amnesty International.