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France: The president of the Pesak mosque is under house arrest

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Abdurrahman Ridwan, the president of Pesak (Gironde) Al Farouq Mosque, is under house arrest, Anadolu learned from his lawyer Sefen Guez Guez.

An appeal has been submitted to the administrative court of Bordeaux regarding the suspension of the event and will be considered on Thursday morning.

According to Master Guès Guès, the authorities justify this decision with several elements, including the passing of the Olympic flame in Bordeaux and the Olympic Games. Abdurrahman Ridwan is also accused of having published a cartoon online criticizing a form of double standard for Palestinians compared to Ukrainians.

This new procedure comes at a time when the religious leader has been subject to deportation proceedings since early May after refusing to renew his residence permit.

According to his lawyer, the religious leader is particularly targeted by authorities “because of his commitment to defending the Palestinian cause and his criticism of French international policies, including in Niger, his country of origin.”

Maître Guez Guez also emphasizes that this is not the first time that his client and the Pesak Mosque oppose the administration, since already in 2022, the Ministry of the Interior tried to close the place of worship before the administrative measure was rejected. by the Council of State after the Court of Bordeaux.

“This ruthlessness is another illustration of the desire of the state authorities to silence any protesting voice with the logic of a demonstration before the European elections,” the lawyer of Nice said about it.

And to conclude: “With two decisions in his favor by the administrative justice system, Mr. Ridwan is determined to defend his rights and has instructed the firm to ensure his defense before the Commission and the administrative courts.”

As a reminder, at the end of 2022, Mediapart revealed that the Ministry of Internal Affairs had organized the expulsion of many imams.

Gerald Darmanin, meanwhile, admitted on BFMTV that “less than a hundred people” may have been targeted, as did Imam Hassan Ikyusen.

For example, the former executive of the UOIF (Union of Islamic Organizations in France), Ahmed Jabala, faced great difficulties in renewing his residence permit for three years before leaving the hexagon of his own accord.

It is in the same logic that Abdurrahman Ridwan has had problems renewing his residence permit for years, even though it was always granted before the deadline.

Source: AA

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