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US News Syrian photographer injured on Saturday. Opening of an IGPN investigation by the Paris prosecutor's office

21:25  30 november  2020
21:25  30 november  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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injury of an award-winning Syrian photojournalist during a Paris protest against police brutality. Ameer Alhalbi, a freelance photographer who worked for Polka Magazine and AFP, was covering director of photography for Polka, said Alhalbi had suffered a broken nose and injured forehead, and

An award-winning Syrian photographer , who was wounded in a recent protest in Paris said that the night brought back memories of civil war in his country. 24 year old Ameer al-Halbi, was seen with bruised face which was covered in bandages.

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The General Inspectorate of the National Police was seized on Monday by the prosecution after the attack on an AFP photographer during a demonstration in Paris on Saturday.

An investigation was opened Monday in "search for the causes of injuries" suffered by the Syrian photographer Ameer al-Halbi , a collaborator of AFP and Polka, during the demonstration on Saturday, AFP learned from the Paris prosecutor's office.

This investigation, entrusted to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), aims to clarify the conditions of the serious injury to the face of this 24-year-old photographer who had covered the Syrian conflict for AFP and is installed in France for almost three years.

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Street medics tend to Syrian freelance photographer Ameer Alhalbi who was injured during clashes in a Paris demonstration A press freedom group has denounced the "unacceptable" injury of an award-winning Syrian Some 62 police officers were injured during the Saturday demonstrations

A press freedom group has denounced the “unacceptable” injury of an award-winning Syrian photojournalist during a Paris protest against police Ameer Alhalbi, a freelance photographer who worked for Polka Magazine and AFP, was covering the weekend demonstrations opposing police

A truncheon by a police officer could be involved.

He was clearly identified as a journalist

Ameer al-Halbi was on the ground in a freelance capacity during the demonstration against the text of law "comprehensive security" and police violence. "We are shocked by the injuries inflicted on our colleague Ameer al-Halbi and we condemn this unprovoked violence" , reacted Sunday Phil Chetwynd, chief information of the AFP.

Phil Chetwynd stressed that at the time of the facts, Ameer al-Halbi "was exercising his legal right as a photojournalist covering the demonstrations in the streets of Paris" and that he "was with a group of colleagues clearly identified as journalists ”.

An "internal administrative" investigation requested by the AFP has already been opened by the police to determine the circumstances of the incident.

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An award-winning Syrian photojournalist wounded in a Paris protest against police brutality said Sunday he had suffered a "heavy shock" and the Majority of them were tourists from countries like Australia, the United States and Malaysia who were part of a cruise ship that was travelling around

An award-winning Syrian photojournalist wounded in a Paris protest against police brutality on Sunday said he Ameer Al Halbi, a freelance photographer , said after being hurt in the protests on Saturday that he was He said that when police had began a charge to disperse the crowds in Paris , he was

In a tweet on Saturday evening, Reporters Without Borders denounced “unacceptable police violence” .

"The police arrived suddenly"

Ameer al-Halbi told AFP that at the time of the clashes at the end of the demonstration in Place de la Bastille, he had taken a few minutes before the incident "photos police officers who were beating someone ”.

A few minutes later, "The police came and suddenly I found myself on the ground, I didn't realize what happened. I think it was one hit. People stepped on me and then someone helped me ", said the photographer.

"I did not have my protective equipment, confiscated by the police during a demonstration of yellow vests because I did not have a press card" , he added.

Ameer al-Halbi won the 2nd prize in the "Spot News" category for the World Press Photo in 2017 and covered for AFP the fighting and the devastation in his city of Aleppo, in the midst of the Syrian conflict.

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