The President of the Republicans Éric Ciotti, (here, Thursday at the National embly), revived the idea of a “constitutional shield”. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP
STORY – The ailant, a Syrian refugee, had been refused his asylum request in France, four days before the tragedy.
After the emotion, comes the time for questions: could the Annecy tragedy have been avoided? The day after the attack that injured sixincluding four children, the right calls in any case to show greater “firmness” on reception conditions in France. Present in the territory for eight months, the ailant, a 32-year-old Syrian refugee, had indeed filed an asylum application with the French authorities.
This had finally been refused to him, four days before the attack, since the latter already had a residence card in Sweden. Invited Thursday evening on TF1, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, himself admitted “a disturbing coincidence” between taking action and the recent decision of the National Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra).
“This individual should never have been in Francecastigated the boss of the Republicans, Éric Ciotti. The refugee status he received in Sweden did not allow him to stay…