Investigation opened after a complaint from Jean-Luc Mélenchon for death threats

The leader of La France insoumise would have seen his telephone number published on a far-right site
An investigation was opened after a complaint filed by the leader of La France insoumise Jean-Luc Mélenchon for malicious telephone calls and death threats, in connection with the Israel-Hamas conflict, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday, confirming information of Liberation.

According to the prosecution, the complaint dates from October 14. The investigations were carried out by the brigade for the suppression of delinquency against people. According to Libération, the Insoumis telephone number was published on a far-right site and Jean-Luc Mélenchon subsequently received dozens of threatening calls and messages.

His postal and telephone details were still accessible there on Wednesday, “obviously extracted from the file of a public administration”, according to the newspaper.

Deep crisis on the left

Jean-Luc Mélenchon has been under fire since he refused to describe the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas as a “terrorist” organization, after its attack ten days ago against Israel. This unprecedented attack left more than 1,400 people dead in Israel, most of them civilians killed on the day of the Hamas attack, which also kidnapped 199 people according to the Israeli army.

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