Nice attack: prosecutor Francois Molins will be heard on the organ removals carried out on certain victims – CNEWS

The Promenade des Anges association asked Saturday for the testimony of the prosecutor François Molins, in charge of the file of the Nice attack at the time of the facts, during the trial which must open this Monday, September 5. Several victims, including children, had been stripped, without the families having been notified. A highly anticipated audience. During the trial of the Nice attack, which opens on Monday, the Promenade des Anges association called the prosecutor François Molins to testify, to obtain “answers” on the organ removals carried out on certain victims, she explained on Saturday. “Answers to understand” “We have never obtained an explanation justifying the need for these massive levies, and therefore we have had the prosecutor Molins quoted, who will come to testify before the Assize Court and from whom we are awaiting answers for understand what happened”, indicated Saturday in Nice, during a press conference, Me Virginie Le Roy, one of the advisers of this association of victims of the attack of July 14, 2016. At the time this magistrate, now public prosecutor at the Court of Cassation, was, as public prosecutor of Paris, in charge of terrorism cases at the national level. “There are several victims, including children, whom we noticed a posteriori, and after their burial, without the families having been informed, that they had been stripped of their organs, that during the autopsy of the samples had been taken”, recalled the lawyer. FIFTEEN VICTIMS CONCERNED For Me Le Roy, these samples “were not justified” and “intervened in a totally disproportionate way” since sometimes “all the organs were removed”. Stéphane Erbs, co-president of the Promenade des Anges association, who lost his wife in the attack, estimates that about fifteen victims would be affected by these organ removals. The only explanation that was then given to the parents of the victims concerned had been given by the Nice prosecutor’s office, specifies the lawyer. He had indicated, according to her, that these samples had been taken to protect herself from a possible legal action on the terms of hospital care, an argument which she considers “incongruous”. “It is incongruous because the requisitions which ordered the autopsies were taken in the context of a terrorist attack, and these requisitions had only one purpose, to determine the causes of death,” she said. argued, adding that, according to her, “these requisitions clearly specified that no viscera should be removed unless necessary”. On July 14, 2016, a terrorist driving a truck caused the death of 86 people on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, during the evening of the fireworks display, before being shot dead by the police. Six years after the facts, eight defendants are tried from Monday before the special assize court of Paris for this terrorist trial scheduled to last until mid-December.