I’audition of Marlene Schiappa before the Senate did not convince the family to Samuel Paty. Through their lawyer, the latter criticized Thursday the “avoidance maneuvers” of the Secretary of State on the management of the Marianne fund.
“She tries to clear her responsibility, she does not answer questions. This fund was created following the ination of Samuel Paty, the name of Samuel Paty is widely used in the so-called works of the fund, these funds have been misappropriated, it is purely and simply abject”, declared this Thursday morning on Clic radio their lawyer, Me Virginie Le Roy. According to her, Marlène Schiappa got on the defensive but without providing “any answer”: “It is not worthy of the subject, not worthy of a minister”.
Launched on April 20, 2021 by Marlène Schiappa, then Minister Delegate for Citizenship, after the shock caused by the ination of Samuel Paty, this fund was initially endowed with 2.5 million euros. It aimed to finance ociations promoting the values of the Republic to fight against “separatism” and radical Islam on social networks. Three years after its creation, it is at the heart of two investigations, judicial and parliamentary, and criticized by the family of Samuel Paty.
The Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, in charge of the Social and Solidarity Economy and ociative Life, was heard on Wednesday on the subject by a Senate inquiry committee. The upper house should also give the green light to the creation of a commission of inquiry into theination of Samuel Paty on October 16, 2020 at the end of his college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) by a young radical Islamist.
“A general failure”
The Conference of Senate Presidents enacted the principle on Wednesday before a plenary vote expected on Thursday. “It’s a relief,” commented Virginie Le Roy. This commission of inquiry is requested by part of the paty family who wants to establish “the flaws” that allowed the ination of the teacher.
The lawyer mentioned “dysfunctions at all levels, concerning both the Ministry of National Education and that of the Interior. A general failure, with dramatic consequences”. According to her, Samuel Paty had been “ostracized within his establishment”, “treated like the pariah” by certain officials of the National Education and “he was told that he had done his job badly”.