Moussa, collateral victim of the illegal opening of a restaurant in Nice

If the undocumented life allows a form of stability, Moussa would have liked to continue his life out of sight, “As I always have”blows the 34-year-old Ivorian. In France for ten years, this cook in an irregular situation finds himself in spite of himself in turmoil after his boss, Christophe Wilson, a 50-year-old restaurateur, decided to open his restaurant located in downtown Nice, Wednesday January 27, braving health restrictions in the name of the ” civil disobedience “.

Moussa paid a heavy price: controlled by the police while he was in the kitchen, he was placed in detention before being released, with an obligation to leave French territory. This was accompanied by a return ban of two years, specifies the prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes. “I risk losing everything, my job, my rights. And find myself in the street ”, he sums up modestly with the World, without hiding the anguish provoked in him by the media attention to which he has been the subject in recent days.

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“All my life is here”

For his part, the boss of the Poppies has been taken into custody for recourse to the work of an untitled foreigner, then “Summoned to remind the law before a delegate of the prosecutor”, report to World Xavier Bonhomme, public prosecutor of Nice. “Regarding the offenses that may still be noted against him due to the opening of his establishment in contravention of the rules prescribed within the framework of the state of health emergency, we are awaiting the elements of the investigation carried out separately by the national police services and, where applicable, those which will result from its subsequent hearing ”, adds the prosecutor. A procedure relating to the administrative closure of his establishment is currently being investigated, also specifies the prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes.

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Moussa, in principle, has thirty days to leave France. “My fight is to be regularized”, he supports, accompanied in his efforts by the CGT. ” All my life is here ”, said the cook. Friday, Gérard Ré, general secretary of the departmental union of the union, sent a letter to the prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, Bernard Gonzalez, asking him for an interview. The Ministry of the Interior was also asked to advance its case. Finally, the worker plans to challenge his obligation to leave the territory before the administrative court.

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