Jacqueline Sauvage pardoned: Released in the evening, after a year of fighting
For his last Christmas at the Elysée, François Hollande made a nice gift to one of the most media inmates in the country.
Jacqueline Sauvage is immediately releasable and will be released in the evening. Final sentence in December 2015 to ten years’ imprisonment for the murder in 2012 of her violent and abusive husband, affair that put domestic violence in the heart of the debate and aroused strong popular mobilization, it will be able to leave the prison Reau (Seine-et-Marne) in favor of a total presidential pardon granted on Wednesday 28 December 2016 by the President of the Republic François Hollande.
A little less than a year after a partial pardon , including the safety period, the Head of State has granted this time ” a remission of the remainder of his prison sentence ,” which ” immediately ends its detention , “said the Elysee:” the president said that instead of Ms. Sauvage was no longer in prison, but to his family , “the statement from the presidential palace.
In the camp of Jacqueline Sauvage, the joy will undoubtedly be equal to the incomprehension and the anger that its condemnation had provoked. First, his lawyer, Nathalie Tomasini, said she was ” overcome by the joy and emotion ” after ” brought this arm’s length record “: ” I’m so happy, it’s the result of a year of hard work ” , she added, confident that she was aware of the decision but could not speak because” held to a duty of confidentiality . ” The fact that the application for parole (available mid-April 2016) filed at the beginning of the year following the partial pardon granted on 31 January 2016 had been rejected at first instance and then on appeal on the grounds that Jacqueline Wild reflection remained ” poor and limited as pein (is) yet ” to access a ” genuine sense of guilt .”
The three daughters of Jacqueline Sauvage, Sylvie, Carole and Fabienne, who had testified against their father at the trial of their mother, explaining that they had been raped and beaten like herself, according to the clarifications provided by the Elysée communiqué Was for 47 years of calvary, addressed a letter to François Hollande at the beginning of December. A petition, in which they said they were ” desperate “, ” worried for his health ” and ” fearing for his life ,” which seems he touched the heartstrings of the President, which took 9 December his minister Of Justice on this issue.
The plight of Jacqueline Sauvage, her fate decided by the judiciary and the sensitive question of self-defense in cases of domestic violence had deeply moved France and many prominent public figures had mobilized to help her family and call The president to intervene, like a committee of support chaired by the actress Éva Darlan.
The release of Jacqueline Sauvage must take place in the evening: “We have just been informed of the decree of pardon of Mrs. Sauvage and her effective release is imminent, which means that she should intervene in the evening, The time to accomplish certain administrative formalities, “said the public prosecutor of Melun.