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French-Moroccan journalist Zineb el Rhazoui files complaint following ‘death threats’

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Former Charlie Hebdo journalist Zineb El Rhazoui filed a complaint “for death threats” on Tuesday December 18th through her lawyer, Thibault de Montbrial, Le Figaro revealed on Wednesday December 19th. A decision that comes after a flood of hate comments targeting her on social networks.

“The urgency has been understood by the police and the prosecution,” said her lawyer. “We sent the offending messages to the investigators who will make requisitions to Facebook and Twitter to get to their authors.” “I hope that the authors of these messages will be identified and put before their responsibilities,” said Zineb El Rhazoui for her part. “Judicial impunity must stop”.

Insults, death threats, calls for rape have increased in recent days against the French-Moroccan, after remarks made on the set of Cnews , last Friday, December 14. She said then that Islam should “submit to criticism”.

Remarks she repeated last Wednesday, again, on the news channel. “This is not the first time that I have been subject of a campaign of hate and even fatwa,” she said. “All this for common sense remarks (…) These are things I repeat. Islam must submit to the laws of the Republic, to humor, to reason, to criticism like all other religions “.