A complaint was filed Wednesday in Paris by the French Association of Victims of Terrorism (AFVT) to denounce the dissemination on social networks, accompanied by hate messages, photos of the victims of the attack in Niger against French humanitarian workers, announced the association. The complaint indicates facts of "attacking the integrity of a corpse" and "public provocation to discrimination by electronic means", according to the general manager of the association, Guillaume Denoix de Saint-Marc.
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"The vultures: know that you are continuing the work of the terrorists"
"Many of us have been shocked by the circulation of these images as well as by the use made of them by certain identity internet users to call for hatred against Muslims as a whole," he told AFP . Kidnapped in Syria by Daesh in June 2013 then released ten months later, Nicolas Hénin was also indignant at the dissemination of these pictures: "For nearly 24 hours, despite dozens of reports, photos of the victims of the attack in Niger are circulating on Twitter. They have already been shared hundreds of times. Vultures: know that you are continuing the work of terrorists. "
For nearly 24 hours, despite dozens of reports, photos of the victims of the #Niger attack have been circulating on @TwitterFrance. They have already been shared hundreds of times.
Vultures: know that you are continuing the work of terrorists. @ TwitterSafety
"Some families are considering joining the complaint"
Filed against X, the complaint "targets those who took the photos, those who posted them on the internet and finally those who relay them and use them to call for hatred". "Families, unfortunately, have seen these images, which cause enormous psychological damage and some are considering joining the complaint," added Guillaume Denoix de Saint-Marc, who was on Tuesday alongside the relatives of the victims received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Members of the association had reported the dissemination of these photos on Sunday with Pharos, the platform of the Ministry of the Interior. "Several publications were quickly removed but they continue to reappear," lamented Guillaume Denoix de Saint-Marc. A judicial investigation was also opened Monday in Paris by the national anti-terrorism prosecutor's office the day after this attack, in which six young French humanitarian workers from the NGO Acted, their Nigerien driver and guide, died in a natural park 60 kilometers away. from Niamey.