July 1st, 2015
On June 29th, the Israeli navy assaulted the Swedish boat “Marianne” in international waters, seizing it’s crew of human-rights activists and its cargo of humanitarian supplies in what can only be called an act of piracy. The passengers were dragged against their will to the city of Ashdod in Israel.
By: Eléonore Merza Bronstein.
June 9, 2015. Night has fallen on Marseille, it’s around 2 am when the Raid (the anti-terrorist unit of the French National Police) closed the whole neighborhood, forbidding any movements in it, and broke down the door of a building. A neighbor, worried by the noise, is stepping out the front door to check what is happening, he is thrown on the floor bluntly.
Ali Abunimah 10 June 2015
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Pierre Stambul and his partner were violently awoken by police at their home in the French port city of Marseille.
“It was a bad moment because the cops came in my home very, very violently,” Stambul, co-president of the French Jewish Union for Peace (Union Juive Française pour la Paix – UFJP), told The Electronic Intifada. “They broke the doors to enter. I was handcuffed for one hour and spent seven hours in jail.”
It was 1:30 am. The phone rang for a long time. Pierre eventually picked it up: nobody was on the line.
At 3:50 am, he heard some noise and voices at the door. He went outside and policemen of the RAID pounced on him. He was handcuffed for one hour. His girlfriend, that he supposedly murdered, was there but her presence didn’t calm down the police.
Officers of Marseilles’ 8th District police station then took over procedures from the RAID.
Overall, Pierre spent seven hours in custody. He was only interrogated once. He was released around 11 am without hearing any apology from the police and after several doors were knocked down in his home.
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