For having merely expressed his opinion regarding the pedagogy of the late professor Samuel Paty, Abdelhakim Sefrioui has been in pre-trial detention since October 21, 2020.

From the first hours of the tragedy that shook the entire nation, Abdelhakim Sefrioui was designated as the ideal scapegoat in a case in which the terrorist Anzorov could no longer answer for his actions, for which he is the sole responsible.

Abdelhakim Sefrioui’s presumption of innocence was immediately flouted. Yet the professor’s name was never mentioned nor did he call for any violence. Everything in his speech references to a legal framework which is symmetrically opposed to the terrorist route.

While the legal costs represent an extremely heavy burden, we appeal to your solidarity so that the legal defense of Abdelhakim Sefrioui, already severely damaged by numerous abuses, is nevertheless made possible.

This is why we have set up an online collection allowing everyone to express their solidarity and make their contribution to the legal defense of Abdelhakim Sefrioui. This fight promises to be long and expensive and there is no small contribution. The simple relay of this initiative is a precious support.

We humbly believe that supporting Abdelhakim Sefrioui in this difficult ordeal is a contribution to the broader fight for freedom of expression and for the rule of law to remain the frame of reference for our society.

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