the two women indicted and banned from the department

the two women indicted and banned from the department
the two women indicted and banned from the department

Five tagged works and one stolen embroidery. This is the outcome of the action claimed by the performance artist Deborah de Robertis on her social networks and carried out by three women, this Monday, May 6, at the Center Pompidou-Metz. Among the works tagged with the slogan “Me Too”, the glass painting by Gustave Courbet, The origin of the world. As for the stolen embroidery, it is a small format by Annette Messager, I think so I suck (34 x 31 cm).

Two of the women involved in this action were quickly arrested by the police and placed in police custody. This Tuesday, May 7, the Metz public prosecutor’s office announced the opening of a judicial investigation, indicates the prosecutor, Yves Badorc. The two women, aged 38 and 29, were heard this afternoon by the investigating judge handling the case. A third is still being sought.

At the end of this interview with the investigating judge, they were indicted on charges of damage to cultural property committed during a meeting and theft of cultural property during a meeting, the prosecutor said. They are both placed under judicial supervision and have several bans, including a ban from the Moselle department and a ban on contact between them. The latter are not domiciled within the department.

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What penalties are incurred?

The latter are accused in particular of the offenses of deterioration of public property and theft of public property during a meeting. The first offense is punishable by seven years in prison and a fine of 100,000 euros, but can be increased to ten years in prison and a fine of 150,000 euros when the offense is committed by several people (perpetrators or accomplices). As for the theft of embroidery, the penalty incurred is ten years’ imprisonment and a fine of 150,000 euros when the offense is committed in a meeting.

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