Paris journalist fined over drone

(Escortu) — It’s illegal to fly a drone in Paris with no licence An Al Jazeera journalist continues to be penalized €1000 (£725$1120) for flying a drone in Paris a week ago at the time of the security alert sparked by inexplicable drone sightings over the city

A court also confiscated the drone from Al Jazeera journalist Tristan Redman

Mr Redman and 2 co-workers arrested with him aren’t thought to possess been from the other drone sightings

The most recent mysterious drone sighting in Paris was reported on Monday evening close to the Place p la Republique

Based on France TV the drone was spotted with a policeman protecting the offices of Liberation newspaper

Flying drones over Paris with no licence is banned legally with no evening plane tickets are permitted within the city

Mr Redman and 2 co-workers were arrested inside a Paris park last Wednesday after two successive nights of inexplicable drone sightings within the city

Al Jazeera stated they have been filming a study around the recent mystery drones

Mr Redman was the only person to become billed He’d faced an optimum one-year prison term along with a potential fine of €75000

On Tuesday his lawyer told AFP news agency the punishment was disproportionate even when individuals are on edge in the present context

They were just journalists who wished to get the job done he stated

Unmanned aerial automobiles were spotted in early hrs of Tuesday and Wednesday a week ago over sites such as the Eiffel Tower the united states embassy the Invalides military museum and 2 historic gates now transport modems around the fringes from the city

Security at key sites in Paris was stiffened recently following the killings of 17 people by Islamist gunmen and French authorities elevated alert levels were the primary reason the drones were spotted

Drone plane tickets have elevated security concerns in France before with one sighting recently within the Elysee Structure home of Leader Francois Hollande

Last fall drones were spotted above a minimum of 13 French nuclear energy plants

To date the government bodies haven’t had the ability to establish who’s behind the drone plane tickets

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