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Frenchman charged over hundreds of child sex offences in Indonesia

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Police in the Indonesian capital on Friday said they had arrested a French national for allegedly molesting over 300 minors.


“The 65-year-old man, identified as Francois Camille Abello, invited the children to a Jakarta hotel.

“He also paid them between 250,000 rupiah (17.30 dollars) and  1 million rupiah to have sex with him while being videotaped,’’ Jakarta police chief Nana Sujana said.

Nana said that he physically abused the minors if they refused to have sex with him, adding that many of them were street children who were lured with the promise of modelling work.

The suspect could face the death sentence if found guilty of raping multiple minors under the country’s child protection law.

“When investigators raided his hotel room, he was found half-naked with two children,” Nana said.

Evidence found in his hotel room included a laptop containing videos of his sex acts with 305 minors, police said.

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Dozens arrested in France as protests over death of black Frenchman turn violent

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French riot police arrested 18 people who turned violent during an unauthorized demonstration overnight over the death of a black Frenchman in a 2016 police custody, local media reported on Wednesday.


Some 20,000 people demonstrated in front of the Paris Court near the ring road in the north of the capital on Tuesday evening, calling for justice for Adama Traore, who died in police custody in 2016 after he was arrested for a dispute over an identity check.

Violence erupted when some demonstrators hurled projectiles, set on fire rubbish bins and vandalized properties while police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Of those detained on charges of damaging public and private properties and carrying prohibited weapons, 17 remained in police custody, Le Figaro newspaper reported.

Rallies against police violence were also staged in other French cities, where 7 others were arrested and 10 policemen were slightly injured, the report added.

On Tuesday morning, Paris police announced that the demonstration was not authorized, as public gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited due to the coronavirus epidemic.

The protest came after a new probe, commissioned by Adama Traore‘s family, said the young man died of asphyxiation due to the arrest technique police officers had used during the operation.

State investigators had dismissed the charge of police brutality in the arrest of Traore, saying that the man died of heart failure due to pre-existing medical conditions.

(XINHUA)

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Thousands demonstrate in Paris, calling for justice over death of black Frenchman

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The demonstrators started gathering in the late afternoon in front of the Paris Court near the ring road in the north of the capital, brandishing slogans such as “Black Lives Matter” and “I can’t breathe”, which echoed protests over the death of George Floyd, an African American, who died in police custody last week, in the United States.

The rally turned violent hours later, as some demonstrators set fires and put up barricades, with the traffic of the section of the ring road blocked.

Traore lost consciousness in a police vehicle and died at a police station in July 2016 after he was arrested for a dispute over an identity check, according to French media, with many reports pointing out that the man had no previous criminal record.

State investigators exonerated three police officers from an accusation of heavy-handedness in the arrest of Traore, saying that the 24-year old black died of a heart attack due to pre-existing medical condition.

His family said he died from asphyxiation from police tactics.

On Tuesday morning, Paris Police announced that the demonstration was not authorised, as public gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited due to the coronavirus epidemic.

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Thousands demonstrate in Paris, calling for justice over death of black Frenchman

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The demonstrators started gathering in the late afternoon in front of the Paris Court near the ring road in the north of the capital, brandishing slogans such as “Black Lives Matter” and “I can’t breathe,” which echoed protests over the death of George Floyd, an African American who died in police custody last week, in the United States.

The rally turned violent hours later, as some demonstrators set fires and put up barricades, with the traffic of the section of the ring road blocked.

Traore lost consciousness in a police vehicle and died at a police station in July 2016 after he was arrested for dispute over an identity check, according to French media, with many reports pointing out that the man had no previous criminal record.

State investigators exonerated three police officers from accusation of heavy-handedness in the arrest of Traore, saying that the 24-year old black died of a heart attack due to pre-existing medical condition. His family said he died from asphyxiation from police tactics.

On Tuesday morning, Paris police announced that the demonstration was not authorized, as public gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited due to the coronavirus epidemic.

(XINHUA)

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Added crushes fellow Frenchman to win GSL Open

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Abuja, April 28, 2019 Frenchman Dan Added on Sunday in Abuja beat compatriot Tom Jomby to win the men’s singles title of the GSL Tennis Open.

Added who won 7-5 2-0 after his opponent retired in the second set can best be described as a giant-killer.

He dominated all through the sets in the 59-minute match with strong serves and accurate smashes.

Jomby, the number three seed, had no other choice than to succumb to the superlative smashes of Added who is ranked lower.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Jomby had a week earlier won the Dayak Open, the second leg of the 2019 ITF World Tennis Tour Abuja.

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