Detention decision for Paris massacre perpetrator revoked

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  • 09:40 25 December 2022
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NEWS CENTER- The detention order for William M., who attacked the Kurdish Cultural Center in Paris and murdered three Kurdish activists, was lifted on the grounds of his health condition.
 
It was stated that the detention order for murderer suspect William M., who attacked the Kurdish Cultural Center in Paris, the capital of France, on December 23 and murdered three Kurdish activists, was lifted on the grounds of his health condition.
 
69-year-old William M., who attacked the Kurdish Cultural Center, a Kurdish restaurant and a Kurdish hairdresser, was detained after he was caught with his gun.
 
A day later, the detention order for the attacker was lifted. The Paris Prosecutor's Office reported that the murderer was taken to the Paris Police Department Psychiatric Hospital, citing his health condition.
 
The statement said, "The doctor who examined the suspect this afternoon declared that the health condition of the person concerned was not suitable for detention." Therefore, the detention measure has been lifted until he is brought before an investigating judge when his state of health permits” the prosecution added.
 
The prosecutor's office stated that the investigation is ongoing. The same prosecutor's office announced that the "racist nature" was taken as the basis in the investigation carried out during the day. In other words, an investigation was launched as a "judicial incident" for the crime of "racist murders and attempted murder".
 
Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti said at a press conference with Kurdish representatives that the definition of "racist character" would not make any difference to the sentence, which is life imprisonment, and that the Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office and the Paris Prosecutor's Office are in constant contact.
 
Kurdish representatives stated that the attack was a “terrorist attack” and reacted to the investigation launched by the prosecutor's office. Minister Moretti said that the definition may change according to the elements to be obtained as a result of the examination.
 

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