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Kanaky gendarmerie colonel appointed despite a history of domestic violence. Another unacceptable denial of women’s rights.

An investigation by MĂ©diapart revealed, Wednesday, August 18, that the gendarmerie colonel of Kanaky appointed in May 2021 had been convicted of domestic violence in 2018. During his trial at the court of appeal, in May 2021, where his prison sentence suspended sentence was commuted to a fine, he admitted the acts of violence and his responsibility. Yet the colonel was appointed after his conviction at first instance.

This reality is not new. It should be noted that 9.5% of calls made to 3919 (emergency number for domestic violence) are made by spouses and ex-spouses of police officers. However, the decision to appoint a gendarmerie commander (highest ranking in Kanaky) denotes a contempt for the issue of violence against women, a great cause of the five-year term. Is this how the state intends to build confidence in filing complaints and combating feminicides?

The UCL immediately calls for the dismissal of Colonel Eric Steiger from his post as commander of the Kanaky gendarmerie. We are and we will be in the fight against violence against women and for support for victims worthy of the name.

Libertarian Communist Union, August 19, 2021

Un colonel de gendarmerie de Kanaky nommĂ© en dĂ©pit d’un passĂ© de violences conjugales. Encore un dĂ©ni inacceptable des droits des femmes.

Une enquĂȘte de MĂ©diapart a rĂ©vĂ©lĂ©, mercredi 18 aoĂ»t, que le colonel de gendarmerie de Kanaky nommĂ© en mai 2021 avait Ă©tĂ© condamnĂ© pour violences conjugale en 2018. Lors de son procĂšs en cour d’appel, en mai 2021, oĂč sa peine de prison avec sursis a Ă©tĂ© commuĂ©e en amende, il a reconnu les faits de violence et sa responsabilitĂ©. Pourtant le colonel a Ă©tĂ© nommĂ© aprĂšs sa condamnation en premiĂšre instance.

Cette rĂ©alitĂ© n’est pas nouvelle. Il faut savoir que 9,5 % des appels passĂ©s au 3919 (numĂ©ro d’urgence pour les violences conjugales) le sont par des conjointes et ex-conjointes de policiers. Cependant la dĂ©cision de nommer un commandant de gendarmerie (plus haut gradĂ© en Kanaky) dĂ©note d’un mĂ©pris de la question des violences faites aux femmes, pourtant grande cause du quinquennat. Est-ce ainsi que l’État compte renforcer la confiance dans le dĂ©pĂŽt de plainte et combattre les fĂ©minicides ?

L’UCL demande immĂ©diatement le renvoi du colonel Eric Steiger de ses fonctions de commandant de gendarmerie de Kanaky. Nous sommes et nous serons dans les luttes contre les violences faites aux femmes et pour un accompagnement des victimes digne de ce nom.

Union communiste libertaire, le 19 aoĂ»t 2021

Colonel violent en Kanaky, un nouvel affront aux féministes (unioncommunistelibertaire.org)




Source: Awsm.nz