Where did Pulchérie Gbalet go? “Monday afternoon, while she was at the headquarters of our organization, she received a call from the police asking her to come and collect her belongings, namely her passport and her telephone. [qui y avaient été conservés depuis sa précédente interpellation] “, tells Young Africa a member of the surroundings of the president of Alternative Citoyenne Ivoirienne (ACI), an association reputed to be close to the opposition. According to him, she was still there on Tuesday, August 23.
Night at the post
In a message published in the morning by her communication team on her Facebook page, a photo of her, smile on her face and thumbs up, accompanied by these few sentences: “Whatever the outcome of this day, know that what is happening to me is just the will of God. Don’t blame anyone and keep praying. Through this photo, you will see my determination to go all the way. »
Ivory Coast: activist Pulchérie Gbalet released after eight months in pre-trial detention
What happened ? Once at the police headquarters, affirm his relatives, Pulchérie Gbalet did not want to answer the questions put to him without the presence of his lawyers. So she spent the night at the station. “Our client has decided to use her right to silence and we have decided to refuse to assist her in order not to endorse this investigation because of the flagrant violations of the rules of the code of criminal procedure, explains Me Éric Saki, l one of its defenders. The lawyers are not the hubcaps of the investigation. “He also claims that a search took place in the morning at the home of Pulchérie Gbalet, “without respecting the rules”.