Sheep at the foot of a prison, bucolic break in Isère

A dozen sheep from the Landes de Bruyère, an endangered species, have just taken up their quarters at the foot of the prison of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier in Isère to replace the lawn mowers, but not only.

Eco-grazing is on the rise and many companies are now using it. Some prisons have set themselves and Bourg-en-Bresse, explains the association Naturama, which had invited the press Tuesday.

Because the advantage is multiple. Already economical since natural mowing costs about 30% less than mechanical mowing. In addition, sheep are a guarantee of biodiversity: their droppings will bring back the coprophagous insects (which eat faeces), which will themselves bring predators (frogs, birds) on this area become "monospecific" with some clovers who fight duel, says Christophe Darpheuil, director of the association.

But above all, he hopes that these sheep will improve the welfare of prison guards. "It makes movement, at least the supervisor in the watchtower has something to look at," says Thibaut Dionet, the infrastructure and security manager of the prison.

Because the sheep are precisely in the "glacis", this area buffer, between the concrete walls and the fences surrounding the site

Initially, there was some reluctance and concern. Do sheep have enough water? Are they not cold?

So it was necessary to make pedagogy, explain that the sheep of the Landes de Bruyère are an extremely rustic breed from the Netherlands. The flock does not need a cabin, an important element to ensure safety here.

But after two months of cohabitation, the benefits are already felt and we cross the little "Véro", first born of this life at the edge of prison, a wink at the real Véronique, a supervisor who has slightly panicked seeing her mother put down alone, without any human assistance.

The detainees, they will have little interaction with the animals except for some bleating or bell sounds that would reach them. But visiting families may find that the welcome is now a little warmer.

Wind cheating: three years in prison required for former leader

Five years in prison, three of which were closed on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to Orleans against the former leader of France Éoliennes in a vast affair of fraud involving on the marketing of defective domestic wind turbines which killed 600 people. The public prosecutor Jean-Dominique Trippier, representing the public prosecutor's office, justified his request for a prison sentence that was firm and unimaginable by the existence of " a major social disorder ". He asked that this sentence be accompanied by a test consisting of the former CEO of France Éoliennes to compensate the 600 civil parties.

Defective wind turbines, customers not delivered

It also asked the court to impose a fine of 200,000 euros and a definitive ban on running any business. " You are perfectly harmful for the economic life and you must be removed definitively ", considered Jean-Dominique Trippier. " White-collar crime does not exist, you are a delinquent, just like the traffickers of narcotics ", again launched the public prosecutor, at the end of an indictment essentially targeting the former CEO of France Éoliennes. Sentences ranging from one year to six months in prison and a fine of 50,000 euros were also required against two other directors of the company.

Between 2006 and 2009, the France Éoliennes company, based in Fay- aux-Loges (Loiret), approached individuals and farmers from all over France, to convince them to install a wind turbine on their property. It soon became clear that wind turbines made in China were of poor quality. They provided a power of 3 kilowatts (kW), when France Aeolian promised 5 kW. Some customers have never been delivered. In others, the equipment, charged between 15,000 and 50,000 euros, never worked properly and sometimes proved dangerous. Created in 2006, the company was finally placed in liquidation in July 2009. It then had a liability of five million euros.

Bure: suspended prison for opponent, seven in-custody

An opponent of the project to bury nuclear waste in Bure (Meuse) was sentenced Monday to three months in prison suspended for violence on a gendarme Sunday during clashes and seven people were still in custody, a (19659002) The Bar-le-Duc Criminal Court, which tried the 22-year-old man in an immediate appearance, was sentenced to probation for one year. and a ban on going to Meuse.

The demonstrator, whose criminal record was virgin, was arrested Sunday during clashes between the mobile gendarmes and a group of 150 opponents of the project of burying the nuclear waste Cigeo who had approached the wood Lejuc, epicenter of the protest.

"He put a blow on the helmet of a policeman in a hand-to-hand," told AFP the prosecutor of the Republic in Bar-le-Duc, Olivier Glady.

During these brief clashes, a policeman and four anti-nuclear weapons were slightly wounded, said the prefecture.

The custody of seven other people – three women and four men – arrested Sunday for "unarmed participation in a crowd after summons to disperse," was extended Monday afternoon, according to the prosecutor's office.

The refusal to take fingerprints and DNA will also be reproached. One of them could also be prosecuted for violence on the agent of the public authority, said Mr. Glady.

Saturday afternoon, clashes had already taken place between the police and about 300 protesters (400 according to the organizers) when the procession had approached the Lejuc wood, one of the sites of the project Cigéo which aims to bury 500 m underground the most radioactive French nuclear waste.

A man placed in custody Saturday for "unarmed participation in a gathering after summons to disperse" will be convened later in court. [19659002] Lejuc wood was selected by the National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management (Andra) for exploratory drilling. The site, occupied since the summer of 2016, was evacuated on February 22 at dawn by 500 gendarmes.

The prefecture of the Meuse had banned any demonstration during the weekend while a gathering of associations and opponents in Cigéo, planned for a long time, was organized in Mandres-en-Barrois, commune on which is located the wood.

Cattenom intrusion: prison for Greenpeace activists

Eight Greenpeace activists who broke into the site of the Cattenom (Moselle) nuclear power plant in October were sentenced to five months in prison on Tuesday for two months.

"We are disappointed, because this is the first time that Greenpeace activists are condemned to prison," reacted Jean-François Julliard, the director general of the NGO, also prosecuted and sentenced to a fine of 20,000 euros.

Among the defendants, two activists, already convicted in the past for having entered nuclear sites, were sentenced to two months in prison.

The six others and the campaign leader the environmental NGO Yannick Rousselet, prosecuted for complicity, were sentenced to five months of suspended imprisonment.

"This is particularly unfair to people who have only issued the alert on a risk nuclear "lamented Mr. Julliard, announcing that they were all going to appeal.

The public prosecutor's office had requested six-month suspended sentences and a six-month suspended sentence, as well as a fine of 50,000 euros against Greenpeace

The court also ordered an expert report to assess the material damage , estimated at more than 200,000 euros by EDF and asked the defendants to pay a provision of 20,000 euros. He also allocated 50,000 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage to EDF, which had claimed 500,000.

"We are whistle-blowers first and foremost," the activists said, but for the prosecutor, Christelle Dumont, "Greenpeace crossed the red strip."

"Judge these thanks for what they are : the crossing of a fence and two fences ", pleaded the defense lawyer, Alexander Faro.

" They fight for ideas, it does not deserve prison ", did it He underlines.

"I assume my personal responsibility", had previously launched Coralie, at the bar.

The 28-year-old militant was reluctant to detail the preparation of the action, as the six other defendants, two women and four men, aged 28 to 58 years. An activist was absent, "at sea on the Greenpeace fleet", according to Me, Faro,

"We have only chosen the shortest way to arrive the fastest, but unfortunately it is not very rocket science". Coralie.

Pursued for "intrusion in a meeting and with degradation in the enclosure of a civil installation sheltering nuclear materials", the eight activists incurred five years of imprisonment and 75.000 euros of fine.

"We acted collectively, we did not have specific roles, we were all interchangeable," added another activist, Clement.

On October 12, at dawn, the eight activists of Greenpeace had been arrested after entering the plant to warn about the vulnerability of nuclear sites.

They say they fired a fireworks near the building housing the fuel pool. The prefecture of Moselle and EDF had assured that the militants had not acceded to the nuclear zone.

"If I chose this action, it is to denounce a serious subject.Greenpeace assumes our action because it is legitimate "We are whistleblowers," said Anne-Fleur, a short-haired brunette.

"You're here for the passage to the act (which is yours), not the motive ", replies the prosecutor, Christelle Dumont.

– 'Greenpeace assumes' –

" Greenpeace assumes the organization, the implementation and the communication of this action ", affirmed the bar Jean-François Julliard

"To carry out an illegal action like this is not in the object of our association, but our duty of whistleblower" obliges "to find the means to create a public debate", has it he exposed.

After a new intrusion of Greenpeace on the nuclear site of Cruas-Meysse (Ardèche) in November, a parliamentary inquiry commission on "the safety and security of nuclear installations" was created.

"We are dealing with militants who are at war level," pleaded for his part the lawyer EDF, Me Thibault de Montbrial.

"Today we have activists safe and sound Until the day when … ", warned for its part the director of the Cattenom plant, Thierry Rosso.

Join ISIS, Young Women Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison in Iraq

An Iraqi court sentenced a six-year jail sentence against a young German girl. The 17-year-old boy was convicted of being a member of the radical group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

An Iraqi judicial source told AFP on Tuesday (20/2/2018) that the German teenager was sentenced to five years in prison for being a member of ISIS and sentenced to one year in prison for illegally entering Iraqi territory . The teen's identity was not released to the public.

On January 21, a German woman of Moroccan descent was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court. The woman was found guilty of indictment of providing 'logistical support and assisting terrorist groups to commit crimes'.

The two Germans were among the hundreds of alleged ISIS foreigners detained by Iraqi authorities. In December 2017, Iraqi authorities declared victory over ISIS after three years of fighting.

German media reports identified the dead German woman as Lamia K. He reportedly left Mannheim in August 2014 and captured Iraqi military forces in Mosul in the final stages in July 2017.

In addition to the two men who have been convicted, there are still two other German women detained in Iraq. One of them is a teenager named Linda W who disappeared from his home in Saxony in 2016. When meeting with German journalists in Baghdad last year, Lindi claimed to regret his actions and wanted to go home to his family.

In a separate case, an alleged French militant who has been convicted seven months in prison for illegally entering Iraq, ordered to be released and deported.

Later on Sunday (18/2) local time, a Turkish woman was sentenced to death for joining ISIS. The other 11 foreign women, who are the widows of the dead militants, were sentenced to life imprisonment on the same indictment.

(nvc / rna)

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