Public prosecutor v. X

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March 10, 2021
Not judged
France, Cayenne

Public prosecutor of Cayenne
Other, Anonymous
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Criminal court
, Phosphine
The public prosecutor's office requested the opening of a judicial investigation into the charges of involuntary manslaughter and involuntary injuries, the use of phytopharmaceutical products without compliance with the conditions of use determined by the administrative authority, the possession of a phytopharmaceutical product not benefiting from an authorization or a parallel trade permit, and the inappropriate use of phytopharmaceutical products.
Court of Justice of Cayenne, France

Following the death of a young woman admitted to the hospital in Kourou on 21/01/2021, the investigation opened by the Cayenne public prosecutor's office determined that the victim's house adjoined a storage room for rice treated with phosphine, a toxic insecticide. This would be the first case of death linked to the use of this insecticide established in France. On Sept. 22, 2021, the operator was indicted for manslaughter, use of plant protection products without respecting the conditions of use and without authorization and inappropriate use and placed under judicial supervision with a ban on engaging in any activity involving the sale or storage of foodstuffs.