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PACE Speaker Pasquier on Lyon Attack (13 Wounded, Terror Enquiry): Resist attempt for Fear +division

Written by ACM
Friday, 24 May 2019
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*Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/(partly UpDated)/- It's by a Call to "Resist" (Criminals') "attempt to create Fear and division", that PanEuropean CoE's Parliamentary Assembly's President, Liliane Maury-Pasquier, reacted Today to the Bomb "Attack" in France's Lyon city, which Wounded more than 13 innocent Civilian People, (including 9 Women with a Young Girl aged 8 y.o.), several of whom need Chirurgical Operations to get rid of sharp Metal objects inserted in their Feet, and that French Police is currently Investigating as Murder Attempts linked to Terrorism.

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- In that Press Release, send to CoE's Journalists, including "Eurofora", Pasquier, (a Swiss living at nearby Geneva, close to French Lyon), also expresses her "Sympathy and Solidarity to the Wounded and their Family, a well as to the People of Lyon and the French Authorities".

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- While about 150 Agents are reportedly Searching to UnMask a Suspect, (cought in Surveillance Video, with his Face grossly Hidden, dressed in Black and White, but wearing a kind of "Bermuda" or Djellaba over his Bare Feet), who left a Parcel there where a makeshift Bomb with Nails, etc, erupted shortly Afterwards, with Explosives made out of "Acetone Peroxide, TATP", notiously "very often" used by Islamist Terrorists for Deadly Attacks in Europe, as, f.ex., in Paris and Saint Denis (2015), Brussels (2016), Manchester and London (UK), Catalonia (Spain) on 2017, etc, but known also to others, (as Newspaper "Le Parisien" revealed, citting Sources close to Paris' Investigators),

- Pasquier, however, urged, "Whoever is Responsible for this Explosion", to Reply mainly "by Developing a Democratic and united Society", as concluded the experienced former Chair of CoE Assembly's (PACE) Socialist Group, according to that Text, which curiously ommits the usual call for all those responsible for such a bloody violen Crime to be Found and Punished, (according to ECHR's established case-law), Exceptionaly send by a Turkish origin PACE's Agent.

- Meanwhile, French President Macron had immediately qualified Lyon's Bloody Explosion as an "Attack", right from the Start, while, Later-on, the National Press Agency "AFP", and traditional Newspaper "LeParisien", etc., revealed that, "for the Judges and specialized Policemen, this attack certainly Aimed to Kill"...

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Indeed, inter alia, the Chosen Location for the Explosion of that Nail Bomb was at a kind of Busy "Shopping Center", in a Cross-Roads including a Bakery, a Pharmacy, Banks, Shoes and Clothe's shops, as well as Many Restaurants, near 2 Historic Christian Churches and Lyon's Central Touristic Area, at one of the Biggest Pedestrian Streets in Europe, classified UNESCO, etc., so that a lot of People should, normally, pass from there, particularly a Friday Afternoon.

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I.e., obviously, a potentially "Dangerous" place for various Aggressions Targetting Civilian People, (including, f.ex., recently, the reported Rape of a Woman, there, while even Today, 9 or 10 among the 13 Victims, Hit and Wounded by that Terror Attack, were ...Women and a small Girl, by a Coincidence, the Same Day of CoE's International Conference on Violence and Discriminations against Women was organized, by the French Presidency of the CoE and the G7, in Strasbourg ! See: ...).

Especially in the current "Context of High Risks for Terrorism", as French JHA deputy Minister Laurent Nunez had Recently Warned, in relation with his Reply to a relevant "Eurofora"s Question, at a Press-point in Strasbourg, already last November 2018, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/frenchjhavministeronstrasbourgsecurity.html), just a few Weeks Before a Deadly Islamist Terrorist Attack, exactly in Strasbourg's "Christmas Market", during EU Parliament's Plenary Session of December 2018, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentlockedinbyterrorattack.html).

So that, Today, French JHA, Christophe Castaner himself, announced that "Security will be Upgraded in Areas welcoming the Public", etc.

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+ (Partly UPDATED) And, finally, after a lot of Criticism and Protests, the French Police, at last decided, Later-on,, and managed to publish 2 NEW, much Better PHOTOS of that main Suspect, who had been cought in CCTV : Now, f.ex., you can see that he did Not have a Mask, but a long Beard; that he didn't have a Djellaba, but really a "Bermuda"; that his Clothes were Not Black and White, but "Green" (Dark and Light) ; even a part of his Face could, at last, be Now seen ! After all this Time curiously Lost, at the Eve of Important European Elections, from Now-on, a fully-fledged Search and Identification of that Suspect number 1, could, at last, really Start...

Recent Islamist Terrorist Attacks cowardly Targetting innocent and defenseless Civilian People, (including, f.ex., that which killed 5 and Wounded a Dozen in Strasbourg, during EU Parliament's Plenary Session of December 2018 : See http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentlockedinbyterrorattack.html), had already shown that ISIS' and/or other Terror Gangs had Changed their Tactics, and, instead of continuously Aggressing People up to the End, (i.e. via "Suicide"-like Attacks), on the Contrary, the had nowadays decided to Stop Killing/Wounding People after a some Time, and Run to Hide and Escape themselves, keeping their Weapons and covering up their Accomplishes. 

As long as, also, this Lyon's Nail Bomber still remains on the Run, without having been Neither Cought, and Not Even Identified, inevitably, such a Terrorist is really, still "Dangerous", as the French Police has now Warned Everybody, in its Official Announcements, urging Civilian People, f.ex., to "do Not Intervene Alone", if they find him in front of them...

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However, it wasN"t yet Explained at all for which real Reason someone inside the Police had took the Strange Initiative to Hide the Face of the Wanted Lyon's nail Bomber suspect number 1, (apparently by Covering his Face with a Dark Paint: See that 1st Official Announcement, Supra), during More than 1 Day ! 

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But, during all this Time, while Searches were practically Obstructed thus, obviously, a lot of Negative Consequences might have occured : F.ex. Destruction of Evidence, Hidding of Weapons/Bomb Explosives, and/or of eventual Accomplishes, Escape of the Bloody Nail Bomber, more, additional Crimes, etc...

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In General, as a matter of Principle, Hidding the Truth to the People, (withOut any known Excuse), about Urgently needed, Vital Information on Bloody Terrorists, is Not Good Tactics, but a Bad, InEfficient, Anti-Democratic and even Dangerous Blunder, which may have UnPredictable and/or Irreversible Consequences. 

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Particularly when the Number 1 Concern of all EU Citizens is the Need to Protect them from recently WideSpread, bloody Islamist Terrorist Attacks, cowardly Targetting Civilians, as latest Polls have revealed, (See, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/coespokesmanonrussia.html).

And if to all this is Added even an UnExpected and UnExplained, Sudden Exclusion of such important Topics from any serious Discussion at the unique EU Parliament's Debate between Leading Candidates in the 2019 EU Elections, (as we just scandalously saw Recently: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentelectoraldebatemaimed.html),

=> then, all Real Europeans feel that an Historic Time has come to struggle for real Democracy, and the survival and development of their Civilisation, with a Big Political Move, (of a Different Star from what some think), which, as De Gaulle said for France and the World, would now, inevitably, be also from Europe for Humanity, (against Barbary)...

 

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Hu Jia's prize brings SAKHAROV's wife to "EuroFora" on murders of Journalists Politkofskaya, Gongadze and Adali :

- Elena Bonner : "All Journalists' murders must be fully investigated", without Double Standards.                                                                                    

During a special Mega-Event to celebrate 20 Years of SAKHAROV Prize for "Freedom of Thought", attributed in 2008 by EU Parliament to jailed Chinese Cyber-Dissident Hu JIA, the move was reinforced by strongly criticizing the persisting impunity in three cases of Journalists' Murders, such as POLITKOVSKAYA in Russia, GONGADZE in Ukraine, and ADALI in Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus.

Any bureaucratic doubt about whether Cyber-dissidents like Hu JIA might have, or not, a right to be protected as all Journalists must be, particularly when they take risks to search, find and publish original and critical News on issues of general interest to the society, could not resist to the emotion provoked by the message of his Wife, Zeng JINYAN spectacularly transmitted at a big screen in EU Parliament's hemicycle :

- "The most important and most interesting thing he did was to ... say the Truth :.. to write about the phenomena he observed... He never stopped Publishing.. on websites, so that the Public could learn about the reality .. and understand it.  In my view, this has been his greatest contribution", stressed the young wife of the jailed man, eager to cite also the cases of other critical journalists who faced various kinds of "harassment".

 - "Welcoming all those who have suffered for defending Human Rights", EU Parliament's President, German MEP Hans Gert POETTERING, who had invited to Strasbourg all former Sakharov prize-winners from various Countries throughout the World, said that "China needs Europe, and Europe needs China : A great nation" with which "we want to have a good relationship", "association and ..friendship". "But we are never going to stop our fight for Human Rights, and No Government can expect this from us".

    - "It's impossible  to achieve goals of Peace, if Human Rights are left out. In fact, Peace and Human Rights are intrinsequaly linked", added POETTERING.

    It's in this spirit that MEPs adopted, on Thursday, a Resolution denouncing that "the criminal
investigation and trial following the murder of (a) Journalist ...raises serious concerns with regard to transparency and respect for the rule of law", when a "brutal killing has not yet been fully investigated and solved in a satisfactory way".

    The text refered to dissident Journalist "Anna POLITOVSKAYA", a critic of Tchechen conflict, killed some years ago in Moscow, where Russian Authorities have found, arrested and are currently judging two executants, while also searching to arrest also a 3rd one, allegedly escaped in Belgium. But they have not yet found the instigators.

     Similar texts were adopted recently also on dissident Ukranian Journalist Georgiy GONGADZE's murder, for which Ukranian Authorities have at least found, arrested and condemned 2 executants to 12 and 13 Years of jail, but not yet the instigators. For that purpose, they recently accepted an International Experts team to participate to the investigations.     

But, it's only for the Murder of dissident Turkish Cypriot Journalist ADALI, in the occupied territories of Cyprus, that Turkey has NOT yet found ANYONE responsible, and even claimed recently inside CoE that it would be "impossible" to do so !    

These astonishing differences exist despite the fact that ECHR condemned alike Ukraine and Turkey with 2 Judgements on the same year : 2005, for the murders of  Journalists GONGADZE and ADALI, strong critics of Corruption in Ukraine, and of Ankara's policies on mass-influx of Turkish Settlers in the Occupied Territories of Cyprus, respectively.    

Regarless of that, CoE's Committee of Ministers, who is entrusted with the duty to supervise execution of ECHR's judgements, has just asked Ukraine's Government to reply to further questions on Gongadze's murder before March 2009, while Turkey, curiously, got a longer postponement for answering questions on Adali's murder, until June...   

A comparison of these cases, raises serious questions about Double Standards :

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On TRANSPARENCY :
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    On Gongadze's murder, CoE's body speaks even about the participation of
"an INTERNATIONAL group of Experts" in the Investigation, (f.ex. of "Tape Recordings"), accepted by Ukraine.
    On the contrary, on Adali's murder, CoE is obliged to repeatedly ask (for a 2nd
time) Turkey whether, at least, it informed the victims' Family, or not...
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- On EFFICIENCY :
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On Gongadze's murder, CoE formally "recalls that the Committee (of Ministers) ..URGED the Ukranian authorities.. to TAKE ALL NECESSARY INVESTIGATIVE STEPS TO ACHIEVE CONCRETE and VISIBLE RESULTS in the INVESTIGATION, aimed at the Identification of the INSTIGATORS and Organisers of the Murder", and "STRONGLY INVITED the Ukranian Authorities to provide information on the PROGRESS IN THE INVESTIGATION", before MARCH 2009.

But, on Adali's murder, on the contrary, CoE's body merely .. "took note" of the "arguments presented by" Cyprus, which denounce the absence of any proof of new "investigation" by Turkey. Following Turkey's own suggestion (!), it simply "noted" that there is "no limitation period" for "any new element" to "lead potentialy (sic !) to a Re-Opening of the Investigation". Without saying who might find any such "new" fact, since Turkey stoped searching... It also POSTPONED the issue until .. JUNE  !
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 - On the PUNISHMENT OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE :
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 -  On Gongadze's murder case, Ukranian Authorities already arrested and condemned, at least 2 suspects, to 12 and 13 Years of jail. And on Politkovskaya's murder at least 2 suspects are judged, and a 3rd one "wanted".

On the contrary, on Adali's murder case, the Turkish authorities simply claim that "it had not been possible to obtain new .. information .. on the basis of which criminal charges could be brought against ANY person" !...

Moreover,  a LETTER sent by Turkey ...2 Years after CoE's 2006 call to re-investigate anew Adali's murder case, is totally EMPTY of Facts ! As Cypus' Delegation denounced earlier, Turkey's Letter ONLY CLAIMS that a "New Investigation" was made without any result, but does NOT even cite ANY FACT to prove it :

F.ex.,on the crucial issue of the "MOTIVATIONS" behind Adali's murder, noted by ECHR, Turkey MERELY CLAIMS that "all allegations  were investigated; without result", but OMITS ANY FACT TO PROVE IT !..(It doesn't even remind which were these "allegations").. .

+ On ECHR's astonishment that the Turkish Occupation regime didn't produce any "BALLISTIC REPORT" on the Shots which murdered Adali, Turkey again repeats, 12 years later, that, still, even until now, "it  was not possible to obtain the BalisticReport"...

- As for the astonishing absence of key-WITNESSES' Testimonies, denounced by ECHR, Turkey agains repeats various pretexts avoiding to reveal anything, (Fex. that a person "left" the Occupied Territories  "on 2002", or that another witness was heard, but without revealing nothing of what he said, etc).

Turkey obviously "FAILS TO MEET THE CRITICISM made BY THE COURT" for lack of any efficient Investigation in Adali's case, concluded Cyprus' Government.
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Replying to our Question which COMPARED these 3 outstanding cases of "JOURNALISTS MURDERS", Adali, Gongadze and Politkovskaya, in order to avoid "Double Standards" by asking from Ukraine and Russia more than what is asked EU candidate Turkey, many European personalities were critical /

They criticised Ankara's recent claim at the CoE to stop investigating, because it would be "impossible to find anyone" responsible for the 5 bullet shots which killed Kutlu ADALI in front of his Family Home, contrary to the other two Journalists' murders, where Ukraine and Russia at least arrested the executants, searching now for the instigators :
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    - "Where was that ? In Turkish Occupied Cyprus ? WITHOUT ANY DOUBT : Any murder of Journalist should be investigated in full ! All these Murders must be investigated !", replied the famous SAKHAROV's wife, Elena BONNER to our question on Adali's case, compared to Gongadze and Politofskaya.

    Elena Bonner spoke us EXCLUSIVELY shortly after being honored by the President
of EU Parliament on the occasion of 20 Years of her husband's SAKHAROV Prize.

    A strong personality, Sakharov's wife even had to struggle against an anonymous EU staffer who, astonishingly, tried to stop her speaking when h heard our question on "Turkey" (!) : - "Please, let me translate, she continues
speaking, don't stop us !", had to cry Sakharov's daughter, (a Journalist
herself), who was translating her mothers' reply, (obliged to speak louder to
make her voice heard despite the harassment).. (= + Audio Proof !)

    Earlier, Elena Bonner also fustigated "Double Standards" at another case, on
Western countries' attitude vis a vis Kosovo and the Kurds : -F.ex. "You have
recognized a few 400.000 Kosovars as an "independent" country, but you still
deny that to 30 millions of Kurds in Turkey !", she denounced.
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    - "This (ADALI's murder) is an issue which should be pursued by the Committee
for Human Rights. That's why we have one, and it's its duty to examine cases of
Journalists' murders as the one you referred to. You should bring the case in
front of that Committee", suggested in reply to our question on Adali, EU
Parliament's President, German MEP Hans Gert POETTERING.

    - "It's impossible  to achieve goals of PEACE, if HUMAN RIGHTS are left out :
in fact, Peace and Human Rights are intrinsequaly linked", added POETTERING.
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    + "For us (European/International Federation of Journalists) it's clear :
Whenever a Journalist is Murdered, the Investigation should continue until
those Responsible are found !", replied earlier to another question on ADALI
EFJ/IFJ's Secretary General, Aidan WHITE.

    Speaking as a matter of General Principle, White asked us for "concrete data"
on the execution of ECHR's judgement on Adali case, in order to "look at it in
depth" and "make a formal statement", in comparison with the other Murdered
Journalist case, also pending at CoE's  Ministers for completing its execution,
on Ukranian Gongadze.
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     From EU Rapporteur on Human Rights, vice-President of EU Parliament Liberties' Committee, MEP Giusto CATANIA, we were told that, since there is an ECHR judgement in both Adali and Gongadge's cases, "Turkey must naturally execute the judgement and make a full and efficient investigation, until those responsible for the Journalist's murder are found and punished".

    Even if "we (Catania's "EuroLeft" Group) support Turkey's EU perspectives, this does not mean that Ankara should not behave properly. On the contrary, it means that they have to meet tough conditions, particularly on Human Rights", was added on the occasion of Adali's murder case.

    Moreover, "since you raise the issue of Mr. Adali's muder as a part of a Series of Journalist's murders, including fex. Gongadze, Politkovskaya, ao., tthen we (EU) could also act together with CoE's Commissioner on Human Rights, Thomas HAMMARBERG, it was suggested.

    - "We (EU) must step up efforts against the problem of IMPUNITY : Real Peace cannot exist without Justice",  stressed also this week at EU Parliament in Strasbourg, French Minister on Human Rights, Mrs Rama YADE.
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