ANGOISSE In particular, the professor asked colleagues to drive him home
A photo of Samuel Paty, during the tribute paid to him on 21 october. — FRANCOIS GREUEZ/SIPA
The teacher knew he was in danger. The investigation into Samuel Paty has established the “deep concern felt” by the professor before his assassination on October 16, 2020 in the Yvelines “given the scale and aggressiveness controversy” who was targeting him, according to an investigation report released by Le Parisien this Monday and consulted; by AFP.
In this “summary report” end of the Sdat (Antiterrorist sub-directorate) dated of June 28, an investigator summarizes the investigations into the assassination of the 47-year-old history and geography professor, who was stabbed to death. then beheaded near his college at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine by Abdoullakh Anzorov, refugee Russian of Chechen origin, killed soon after by the police.
The 18-year-old, radicalized, accused him of having shown caricatures of Muhammad in class. In an audio message in Russian, Abdoullakh Anzorov had claimed; his gesture congratulating himself on having “avevened the prophet” He had learned of the controversy targeting the professor a few days earlier via social networks, where had been broadcast videos of Brahim Chnina, the father of a schoolgirl targeted by an exclusion for indiscipline and who claimed to have attended during, and Islamist militant Abdelhakim Sefrioui.
According to the report, Samuel Paty “s’ at least two colleagues, to who he asked to drive him to college and/or school. his home” two days before the facts. This same October 14, 2020, according to the report, he was researching the Internet “about himself and the controversy he was the subject of”, according to his history. of navigation, and also “on the legal definition of a threat to public order”.
A hood and a hammer
According to the video surveillance, on the day of the events, Samuel Paty “folded the hood of his coat over his head as soon as he left the establishment, to potentially hide himself », notes the report. Investigators found “a hammer” in his bag back “without it having been possible to determine its intended use.” In this case, fourteen people are indicted.
The investigating magistrates meant recently the end of the investigations, and the National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor's Office must very soon submit its final indictment, before a final decision by the investigating judges.
After a complaint from relatives of Samuel Paty, another investigation was conducted. opened in April by the Paris prosecutor's office for non-assistance to a grave; person at risk and not crime prevention. Their lawyer Virginie Le Roy had pointed out; of “faults (…) both on the side of of National Education than on the side of of the Ministry of the Interior”.