President of French pro-migrant association murdered by Afghan migrant

In Cherbourg, the president of the association for aid to migrants was killed at his home on Tuesday, May 12. He had housed an Afghan asylum seeker. The individual was taken into custody for murder.

His name was Jean Dussine and came to the aid of migrants through the Cherbourg association Itinérance, of which he was the president since 2016.

This man was hospitable enough to accommodate in his own house in Bretteville-en-Saire, a migrant of Afghan origin. But Jean Dussine was unfortunately murdered on Tuesday, May 12. Witnesses said the victim “was sleeping when [the alleged assailant], an Afghan migrant barely 20 years old, attacked him with an iron rod. He could not be revived,” reported regional news outlet France 3 Normandy.

Jean Dussine was a retired teacher and former director of the Gonneville school in the Manche. At the same time, he had housed other migrants at his home, witnesses to the scene. They even reportedly raised the alarm which allowed the arrest of the alleged murderer.

The investigators are trying to determine the motive for this murder and the exact circumstances of the drama. Public prosecutor Yves Le Clair confirmed the arrest of the Afghan migrant. The suspect was taken into custody for first degree murder.

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