The Minister of the Public Service, Amélie de Montchalin, announced on Monday that he was preparing a text to better take into account the threats on social networks targeting public officials.
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The Minister of the Public Service, Amélie de Montchalin, announced Monday that she wanted to review the 1983 text on the protection of agents, considered obsolete.
The new text will take into account “threats on social networks”.
The latter is scheduled for in the coming days and "its application will be immediate", she promised.
"There are two things to do: ensure that these threats are considered but above all, for all threats, the administration must be much more in support, everywhere, for agents who would come to be threatened because" they are public officials, ”insisted the minister, ten days after the assassination of history and geography professor Samuel Paty.
"The" no wave "is over"
She reminded the hierarchy of its obligation "to support the agents, to file a complaint with them, to report to the prosecutor or to the Pharos platform" any threat brought to their attention.
“If you have reported the facts, your hierarchy will no longer be able to downplay.
The "no wave" is over, "she said, wishing" to prevent the agents from feeling alone ".
If the hierarchy does not support, "we will have to take measures of sanctions," said Amélie de Montchalin.
It also gave figures dating from 2016-2017 and estimating at 6,000 the number of agents holding public authority (police officers, magistrates) threatened each year, as much as the number of non-depository agents of public authority.
"The counter jobs, those which receive from the public" but also "all the hospital and teaching jobs" are among the most threatened categories that must be made safe, insisted Amélie de Montchalin.
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