Sarkozy gets more death threats: judicial source

10th April 2009, Comments 0 comments

A new threatening letter – the second in a month – stuffed with two bullets has been sent to French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

PARIS – The Elysee presidential palace received a letter on Thursday containing threats against President Nicolas Sarkozy and stuffed with two bullets, a judicial source said.

The typed letter was signed by a group calling itself "Cell 34", said the official who declined to give details on its content.

"A new threatening letter addressed to Nicolas Sarkozy was received Thursday at the Elysee," he said.

The incident marked the second of its kind targeting the president in just over a month.

Threatening letters with pistol bullets were sent to Sarkozy, Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, Justice Minister Rachida Dati and Culture Minister Christine Albanel in early March.

French police carried out a series of raids in the southern Montpellier region on Tuesday in connection with the death threats, but made no arrests.

A man was detained on 4 March, but released without charge.

The letters were all posted from the Montpellier region, according to investigators.

One of the letters, seen by AFP, was riddled with spelling mistakes and contained mostly incoherent and offensive language directed at Sarkozy, his ministers and other right-wing politicians.

AFP / Expatica

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