Loïc was arrested on 8/19/18 on an EU fugitive warrant for G20 protest charges. They now also face imposition of suspended jail sentence for a French nuclear dump protest conviction.
The anonymous2-appeal-trial should take place in Paris on the 4th of December.
Loic was transferred to the German authorities and is in Hamburg since the second week of October. There will probably be a group-process against people supposedly involved in the Elbchaussee-Riot from December 18th at Hamburg main court. On December 19, Loïc was released under judicial supervision and will expect trial on the outside.
On September 1, 2021, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Leipzig will rule on the appeals by the defense and the Hamburg public prosecutor’s office against the verdict of the Hamburg Regional Court, which sentenced Loic to 3 years’ imprisonment without probation. The defense demands a significantly lower sentence, which is to be suspended. The prosecution wants a sentence of 4 years and 9 months. Now there is a public hearing before the BGH on September 9, 2021, which is all about legal issues. Loic can attend this hearing, but does not have to and will not.
Appeals are rejected 99% of the time, which is also to be expected for both appeals in the Loic case. The verdict would then become legally binding immediately, the summons to start the sentence would be issued about a month later, and another month later, in November, Loic would have to start his prison sentence.
Loic was sentenced to 36 months, minus 16 months of pre-trial detention, a remaining sentence of 20 months remains. For people who are sentenced to prison for the first time, there is the possibility of being released after 2/3 of the total sentence, which would be 24 months minus the pre-trial detention of 16 months, i.e. another 8 months. The 2/3 sentence is rather rare in political proceedings; repentance and disassociation are often required.
The remainder of the sentence will probably be carried out in the Billwerder correctional facility in Hamburg. However, there may also be the possibility of executing the sentence in France, which would certainly be more preferable for Loic, and his family and friends.