A former soldier of the General Directorate of External Security (DGSE), who published a book in May under a pseudonym about his past activities, was accused on Friday of violating the secrecy of national defense, Agence France – Press learned on Tuesday. September 19, according to a source close to the case and his lawyer.
The former spy was arrested on September 12 by police officers from the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI), the same source stated, confirming information from the chained duck.
Your advice, M.my Emmanuel Ludot confirmed this accusation, made on Friday, September 15. “The DGSE has called the end of the game to this habit that almost all former spies have of recounting their past activity to make ends meet”, commented the lawyer. He hears “Challenge the accusation because (son) client presented the DGSE in a favorable way, speaks of very old facts, but also because there is a judge and a part of the DGSI that is investigating a former DGSE agent in a procedure initiated by it, while the two chambers have strong ties ».
Details on the search for Peter Cherif
In his memoirs (To spy. 44 years in the DGSE, Talent Editions) “Richard Volange”, an assumed name, tells the story of his life as an agent in the field, particularly in Africa. He recounts, in particular, the search to Djibouti for Peter Cherif, a veteran of the French jihad and suspected, among other things, of having played a role with Chérif Kouachi, attacker of charlie hebdo in 2015 in Paris.
According The chained duck, it is the details provided about this hunt and the capture of the jihadist in 2018 that the justice system accuses him of. METERmy Ludot simply confirmed that his client was accused of “the content of your book”.
According to the satirical weekly, his judicial control prohibits him in particular from contacting Jean-François Lhuillier, also retired from the DGSE and author of a book about his experience in the “Service”.
Inside The man from Tripoli (Ediciones Mareuil), published in June, this former lieutenant colonel recounts his time as head of post in Libya from 2009 to 2012 and, in particular, the fall of the country’s former master, Muammar Gaddafi.