French prosecutors demand 18 months behind bars for man who slapped Macron

French prosecutors are seeking an 18-month jail term for Damien Tarel, the man who slapped the country’s President Emmanuel Macron. The accused is also facing other penalties, including a voting ban.

The 28-year-old suspect appeared before court on Thursday. The hearings are heavily fast-tracked, coming only two days after the slapping incident. Tarel stands accused of an assault on a public official, with the offence carrying a maximum of three years in jail and a hefty fine of up to €45,000.

The prosecutors, however, have asked the court to slap Tarel with a real 18-month jail term rather than impose a fine on him, as well as to hit him with other penalties.

“I am not asking for a fine, but I am asking you to consider imposing on him a permanent ban on holding public office,” a prosecutor told the court as quoted by BFM TV.

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