Man sentenced for series of arsons in Pau

Country: France

Date of incident: June 5, 2024

On June 5, Fataharhman Awad Allah Abdalkrem, a political refugee, was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment for a series of arson attacks in Pau between March and May 2022. He had caused fire to the chaplaincy of the Saint-Pierre Church, from which he also stole a cash box containing 300 euros and a computer.

He had also set fire to cars, 16 apartments and other buildings in the neighbourhood, risking the lives of several people. The only explanation by the Sudanese refugee, which has been reported so far, was that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Sources: La Depeche, Fdesouche, La Rep des Pyrenees,, France Bleu

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