According to criminal lawyer Gérard Chemla, “we can not be against the attacks and the fact of taking care of the perpetrators of attacks or the authors of future attacks”.
“Either we take responsibility or we will suffer”, said Gerard Chemla, criminal lawyer, representing victims of the attacks in Nice and Bataclan, on Franceinfo. In a tribune to appear in Paris, victims of the attacks in Paris alert about the risk of escape jihadists in northern Syria and mobilize for the Kurds.
“Prisoner jihadists who can be released at any time”, points out Gérard Chemla. “They are dangerous people, they made the West wobble with extremely hard and violent blows”he continues. “The international community must do something, we can not send the ball back or bet on countries that are not able to handle this danger and these problems.”
“I think it would have been better to take the bull by the horns and take care of it”, says the lawyer, referring to the repatriation of these jihadists in France. “We can not be against the attacks and the fact of taking care of the perpetrators of the attacks or the perpetrators of the future attacks, either we take responsibility or we will suffer.”
Gérard Chemla's clients are calling for a new policy. “There are still a few thousand prisoners, whether in Syria, in the hands of the Kurds or in Iraq, who are not held in safe conditions”, says the lawyer. “Either the international community is organized very quickly, or France does what it has to do, that is to say, it claims that its nationals join the French prisons. We question them, we judge those we want to judge, we monitor those we can not judge and we face this threat that concerns us all. “