A Sten-gun (Automatic weapon) was handed by M. Robert Pecquet, former extreme Right-Ming Deputy, to?
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LV INT..Senator Mitterand down stairs surrounded by pressmen.
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SV Pecquet and Abel Dahuron down stairs surrounded by pressmen.
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Background: A Sten-gun (Automatic weapon) was handed by M. Robert Pecquet, former extreme Right-Ming Deputy, to M. Braunschweig, examining magistrate, at the Paris Law Courts, November 3. It was said to be the weapon which odd-job man Abel Dahuron fired at the car of Senator Francois Mitterand on the night of October 16.
Pecquet is Said to have admitted the gun was his, and that he brought it from his Normandy home a few days before meeting Mitterand to arrange the "assassination attempt".
This is an important point in the investigation that has rocked France. If it is established that M. Pecquet brought the gun to Paris before seeing the it would conflict with his allegations that Mitterand asked his to fake an attempt on his life.
Forty-two year old Senator Mitterand is accused by M. Pecquet of having organized the "assassination attempt" in order to discredit Rightist opponents of President DeGaulle's Algeria policy. He denies the charge. A request has been made by french judiciary to lift Mitterand's Parliamentary immunity, so that he can be charged with "contempt". They accuse him of not having told the truth about the October 16 "attempt".