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at this stage, the prosecution does not retain any anti-Semitic motive – RT in French

The Bobigny prosecutor said on April 5 that there was no reason to retain “discriminatory motives” at this stage in the death of Jérémy Cohen hit by a tram a few seconds after being attacked.

During a press conference on April 5, the Bobigny prosecutor Eric Mathais returned to the Jérémy Cohen affair which agitated the political class five days before the first round of the presidential election.

The publication of the video of the drama on social networks had provoked many reactions from several presidential candidates. Some evoking an attack of an “anti-Semitic” nature.

“It does not appear from the testimonies collected so far that the attack was committed for discriminatory reasons”, he declared while an anti-Semitic motive for this deadly attack which took place on February 16 was widely discussed in the political class. According to the prosecutor, “no element to date makes it possible to establish with certainty whether or not the victim was wearing a yarmulke or not at the time of the scene of violence”.

The young man died on February 17 shortly after midnight after being attacked by several individuals and then hit by a tram in Bobigny, in Seine-Saint-Denis.

On the images, we can see Jérémy Cohen being violently beaten by several individuals in front of the entrance door of a building. After getting up, the latter crosses the road, visibly disoriented, before being hit by a tram.

According to AFP, justice opened a judicial investigation on March 29 for “intentional violence in a meeting resulting in death without intention to give it”. The investigation is now continuing under the authority of an investigating judge, who has entrusted the investigations to the judicial police of Seine-Saint-Denis.

“Our concern is to convince and to move forward with the judicial authority without any recovery”, reacted on BFM, the lawyer for the Franck Serfati family.

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