Footballer Aminata Diallo, indicted last Friday for “aggravated violence” and “criminal association” and placed in pre-trial detention, was released on Wednesday and placed under judicial supervision, the Versailles prosecutor’s office told AFP. Considered to be the sponsor of the attack on her ex-teammate at Paris SG Kheira Hamraoui in November 2021 in Chatou in the Yvelines, the player participated on Wednesday in the debate before the judge of freedoms and detention (JLD).
Why the hearing was held behind closed doors
The hearing was closed at the request of the prosecution and the defense because “the colossal leaks of the investigation serve Ms. Diallo”, estimated one of her lawyers, Me Romain Ruiz, during the hearing. Asked by AFP, his three lawyers Mourad Battikh, Chloé Redon and Romain Ruiz did not wish to react after the deliberations. In this case, four men born between 1999 and 2003 were indicted for “criminal association” and “aggravated violence”. Two were imprisoned and two others placed under judicial control.
In police custody and questioned by investigators from the Crime Prevention Brigade (BRB) of the judicial police, they implicated the ex-PSG player Aminata Diallo, now without a club, as being “the sponsor of the violence , to allow him to occupy the position of the victim in future competitions”, according to the prosecution.
The sequence of events not yet clearly established
But the exact sequence of events is not yet clearly established by the investigators. Among the four men prosecuted, one admitted having kicked, the other three said they were present at the scene of the attack. On November 4, 2021, Kheira Hamraoui was attacked in Chatou (Yvelines) with iron bars and beaten on the legs by two men, in front of Aminata Diallo, while the two players were returning by car from a team dinner.
This attack earned Kheira Hamraoui several stitches in her legs and hands and disrupted her 2021-2022 season during which she was removed from the group. Under contract until 2023, she was reinstated in the PSG team on Tuesday.