January 25, 2022

the French Swimming Federation is a civil party

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20h02 : At 8 p.m., here are the main headlines:

Emmanuel Macron went to Budapest where he spoke with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. “We have seen our disagreements” on topics like “The rule of law, respect for minorities, the fight against discrimination and corruption”, declared the French president.

Former Olympic swimming champion Yannick Agnel, indicted for rape and sexual assault on a 15-year-old minor, “recognizes the materiality of the alleged facts”, declared the prosecutor of the Republic of Mulhouse, Edwige Roux-Morizot. The French Swimming Federation is a civil party

Hamou Benlatreche, a 41-year-old Algerian, was sentenced to thirty years imprisonment, accompanied by a 20-year security sentence, for “attempted terrorist assassinations” of soldiers from Operation Sentinel in August 2017 in Levallois- Perret (Hauts-de-Seine), injuring six of them.

Swiss bank UBS was sentenced to a total of 1.8 billion euros for aggravated money laundering, tax fraud and illegal direct banking in France between 2004 and 2012.

18h50 : In the Yannick Agnel Affair, the French Swimming Federation announces in a press release (PDF link) “to become a civil party to the Mulhouse court “.The federal services are at the victim’s disposal to support them in this test”, adds the Federation.

17h59 : Here is the update on the news at 6 p.m.:

Emmanuel Macron is in Budapest where he talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, his opponent in the EU on the values ​​side but a potential ally on subjects such as investments, nuclear or European defense, on the program of the French presidency.

Former Olympic swimming champion Yannick Agnel, indicted for rape and sexual assault on a 15-year-old minor, “recognizes the materiality of the alleged facts”, declared the prosecutor of the Republic of Mulhouse, Edwige Roux-Morizot.

Hamou Benlatreche, a 41-year-old Algerian, was sentenced to thirty years imprisonment, accompanied by a 20-year security sentence, for “attempted terrorist assassinations” of soldiers from Operation Sentinel in August 2017 in Levallois- Perret (Hauts-de-Seine), injuring six of them.

Swiss bank UBS was sentenced to a total of 1.8 billion euros for aggravated money laundering, tax fraud and illegal direct banking in France between 2004 and 2012.

14h42 : Here is the update on the news in the middle of the afternoon:

• Boris Johnson announced yesterday a clear acceleration of the vaccine campaign in the face of a rapid and worrying increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 linked to the Omicron variant. Why does the UK fear a “tidal wave” of the Omicron variant? Explanations.

• Nothing went right. UEFA has announced that the Champions League round of 16 draw will be invalidated following several errors and that a new one will take place at 3 p.m.

• The former French swimmer Yannick Agnel, indicted for rape and sexual assault on a 13-year-old minor, admitted the “materiality” facts, but he disputes all “constraint”, explained the prosecutor of Mulhouse.

• The former Minister of the Interior Claude Guéant was imprisoned for nine months this morning in the prison of Health. The stay of his conviction in the cash bonuses case has been revoked for insufficient payment of his fine, according to his lawyer.

12h02 : It is noon, time to recap the news of the morning:

• The former Minister of the Interior Claude Guéant was imprisoned for nine months this morning in the prison of Health. The stay of his conviction in the cash bonuses case has been revoked for insufficient payment of his fine, according to his lawyer.

• Indicted for rape and sexual assault, former swimmer Yannick Agnel “recognizes the materiality of the facts” but did not “the feeling that there has been coercion” on the complainant, 13 years old in 2016, announced the Mulhouse prosecutor’s office.

• After the victory of the no at independence, the separatist formations announced that they “do not recognize legitimacy” of the ballot, largely boycotted by their supporters. “The road to dialogue has been broken”, they act.

• Faced with inflation, a boost tosaving the French. The rate of remuneration of the Alivret A booklet “will increase in January”, beyond its current level of 0.5%, announced the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, without however giving the future rate.

11h22 : “When you have ten years of age difference, it is considered by law to be a real constraint.”

The Mulhouse prosecutor explains what, according to her, characterizes “the facts of rape and sexual assault”.

11h19 : “I think he regrets not having, at the material time, given enough thought to this age difference.”

According to the magistrate, “there were several facts” reports of rape and sexual assault on the complainant, which took place in the Bas-Rhin but also “in Thailand, in Rio and in Tenerife I believe”.

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11:12 : “Yannick Agnel recognizes the materiality of the facts with which he is accused.”

According to the prosecution, the charges against the former swimming champion are constituting rape and sexual assault “ due to “age difference” between the victim, 13 years old at the time of the facts, and the accused, who was then 24 years old. He didn’t not the feeling that there was coercion “, reports the magistrate.

11h08 : The Mulhouse prosecutor is organizing a press conference following the indictment of former swimmer Yannick Agnel for “rape and sexual assault on a 15-year-old”. You can watch this speech in our live.