M. Jean-Maurice Demarquet, French former deputy, who jumped bail with other defendants in the Paris?
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Background: M. Jean-Maurice Demarquet, French former deputy, who jumped bail with other defendants in the Paris "Barricades" trial, last December returned by air from Madrid to Paris Feb 3. Police re-arrested him the moment he put foot on French soil.
Reporters were not allowed to approach M. Demarquet. Apart from the police, only Maitre Jaques Isorni, defence council, spoke with M. Demarquet, his client.
A reserve paratroop lieutenant, M.Demarquet returned voluntary to Paris. With 19 others, he faces charges of complicity in the European insurrection in Algiers in January, 1960.
Shortly after his re-arrest, he appeared in the courtroom and expressed regrets for his extended absence.
It was almost two months since M.Demarquet and four others, including 29-year-old Deputy Pierre Lagaillarde, took advantage of their provisional liberty and a long week-end recess in the trial to escape to Spain.