TENSIONS The twin sister of the young man and the Rights Defender appealed for calm …
night from Thursday to Friday was calmer in the Val-d’Oise, while the autopsy performed on the body of Adama Traoré, died when arrested, dismissed the responsibility of law enforcement.
After two consecutive nights of violence, the situation was “much calmer,” said AFP chief of staff of the prefect
Val-d’Oise, Jean-Simon Mérandat, about 3 am Friday.
“The land is now controlled and very well run by the security forces,” he said.
Six vehicle have been burned in the towns of L’Isle-Adam, Champagne-sur-Oise, Bernes-sur-Oise and Beaumont-sur-Oise and two petrol pumps which the fire was “quickly brought under control,” said John Simon Mérandat. The gendarmes have suffered two “lead to fire” on a vehicle in the city of Persian, he added. Five people were detained without being placed in police custody.
Since the death Tuesday of Adama Traoré, 24, when arrested by the police, called a “blunder” by his family, violence erupted in the neighboring towns of Beaumont-sur-Oise, Persian and Bruyeres-sur-Oise.
the security forces had been targeted by lead-arms fire and Molotov cocktails. Several vehicles were burned and nine people were placed in custody in the Wednesday and Thursday night.
No “significant traces of violence”
On Thursday, Attorney the Republic in Pontoise, Yves Jannier, indicated that Adama Traore suffered “a very serious infection,” “involving several organs.” According to him, the coroner found no “significant marks of violence” on the body.
“scratches” were simply observed, “but nothing significant,” he added. “Clearly this person would not have suffered violence, as some members of his family were able to say,” said the magistrate.
A source close to the investigation told AFP that it suffered “apparently a serious respiratory infection” and that this disease was the cause of his death. This source also reported the “total lack of blows” and “bleeding”.
“The infection which could suffer Adama Traoré does not explain the causes of death,” said the family lawyer, Karim Achoui. “We research the causes of death and there we are given his health,” he added. Me Achoui announced it would seek a second opinion against and oppose the burial permit issued by the authorities.
Hawa Traoré, the twin sister Adama, who did not believe the findings of the autopsy report, appealed for calm: “We will find the truth, calm down young people,” she told AFP <. / p>
the Defender Jacques Toubon, who will hear the case, has also launched a “solemn appeal for calm.” “One goal must prevail, shared by all those involved: the search for truth.”, He said in a statement
A white march in memory of the young man to be held Friday at 17 pm in Beaumont-sur-Oise. She will leave, according to the organizers of Boyenval, the original district Adama Traoré, a small city near the banks of the Oise. “We will not object” to the holding of the march said Jean-Simon Mérandat Thursday evening.
The death of the young man has provoked many reactions on social networks around the #JusticePourAdama hashtag, sometimes associated #BlackLivesMatter, usually used to denounce police brutality against blacks in the US
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Two ongoing investigations
Two parallel investigations are conducted by the Research section and inspection general of the police.
Additional tests, including bacteriological and toxicological, will be ordained to have “absolutely full range of exams,” said the prosecutor.
the young man had initially been presented as being suspected in an extortion case. But according to a source close to the investigation, Adama Traoré would actually inserted in the arrest of his brother, the real suspect wanted in the case, before being arrested himself.
He lost consciousness in the car transporting him to the police, according to several sources interviewed by AFP