Eric Zemmour in "Face à l'Info" September 29, 2020 -
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An intervention in less than 48 hours.
Two days after the broadcast of the program
Face à l'Info
, hosted by Christine Kelly and giving the floor to Eric Zemmour on a daily basis, the Superior Audiovisual Council takes the lead.
According to information from the website
, the CSA triggered article 40 of the code of criminal procedure.
This text requires that "any constituted authority, any public officer or civil servant who, in the exercise of his functions, acquires knowledge of a crime or an offense is required to give notice without delay to the public prosecutor .
Minister Elisabeth Moreno, for her part, also asked the Interministerial Delegation for the Fight Against Racism, Anti-Semitism and Anti-LGBT Hate to seize the public prosecutor.
In the issue aired Tuesday, September 29 on CNews, the columnist called underage migrants "thieves", "murderers" and "rapists."
The Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation this Thursday, October 1, for "provocation to racial hatred" and "racist public insults.
A precedent last year
In addition, the program being recorded and diffused in delay, the responsibility of the channel would also be engaged, explains
Last year, the CSA had already transmitted the elements in its possession to the public prosecutor in connection with the dissemination of the "convention of the right", organized on September 28, 2019. The comments concerned were already those of Eric Zemmour , broadcast on LCI.
As a reminder, the editorial writer and columnist was sentenced, less than a week ago, to a fine of 10,000 euros for insult and incitement to hatred, following the same remarks made during the "convention of the right" .
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