Monkey screams during Dijon-Amiens: the alleged perpetrator escapes an indictment
The man suspected of uttering racist cries against Amiens defender and captain, Prince Gouano, in the Ligue 1 match against Dijon on Friday, was placed on Sunday under the status of assisted witness, thus escaping a examination at this stage of the investigation. "The investigating magistrate did not follow the prosecution's submissions and did not put the defendant under investigation, but placed him under the status of assisted witness", said the prosecution of Dijon.
The suspect "Was therefore not placed under judicial supervision. The prosecution is considering the exercise of a remedy ", wrote the public prosecutor of Dijon, Eric Mathais, in a statement. The man, a 22-year-old supporter living in Dijon, disputes the facts.
The prosecutor had requested his indictment for "Public provocation to hatred or violence, because of the origin or so-called race, by words or images" and "Provocation to hatred or violence at a sporting event". The penalties are one year imprisonment, which may be accompanied by a stadium ban for a period of five years.