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France: Further information: Trade unionist acquitted: Frédéric Vuillaume

, Index number: EUR 21/4196/2021

On 20 May, long-standing trade unionist Frédéric Vuillaume was acquitted by the court in Dijon, eastern France. He was tried on charges of ‘attroupement’ (participation in an assembly that is likely to disrupt public order) for exercising his right to peaceful assembly and was risking up to one year in prison and a fine. His acquittal marks a victory for the right to peaceful protest in France.