These four men aged 31 to 35, employees of RTE who had been in police custody since Tuesday in the premises of the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI), will be tried for various offenses involving attacks on automated processing systems. data, according to the same source.
The prosecution requested the placement under judicial supervision of the four employees. After a complaint from RTE, the investigation was opened on July 29 for obstruction of a data processing system, computer sabotage, fraudulent access and maintenance in an automated data processing system, as well as for introduction, modification and deletion of data from such a system, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.
The employees were heard in the premises of the DGSI because RTE is an operator of vital importance for the functioning of the country.
RTE wants to “silence the social debate”
In a note to employees, consulted on Wednesday by AFP, the management of RTE does not mention any degradation but, three times in June and July, a “loss of remote control”, that is to say that electrical substations were made unavailable to be seen and operated remotely, for example to be de-energized, which “put the safety of the electrical system at significant risk”.
After an internal investigation, RTE initiated disciplinary proceedings against these four employees, who were suspended. The CGT had announced, Wednesday, these police custody in a press release, denouncing “anti-terrorist services used to silence the salary demands of the agents”. A rally took place on Thursday in the Parisian business district of La Défense.
Lawyer for one of the defendants, placed under judicial control, Me Jérôme Karsenti spoke of “classic and traditional union militant acts” for which the management of RTE “wanted to set an example to silence the social debate”.
According to him, “the judicial review shows a total misunderstanding of the file. Prohibiting fellow activists, who take responsibility for their actions together, from meeting, is a way of continuing the repression of trade union and militant organization,” he denounced.
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