Caught on tape: savage beating by militants close to France's Front National

By and Thierry Vincent

The head of the extreme-right French group the Groupe Union Défense or GUD in Paris, Logan Djian, has been placed under formal investigation for “aggravated violence” over the assault of a former head of the same group. Mediapart has obtained copies of nine video clips which show the full savagery of the attack. Mediapart can also reveal that investigators are examining where the 25,000 euros for Dijian's bail came from, amid suspicions that it came from a company set up by a senior figure in Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National. Marine Turchi and Thierry Vincent report.

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They are shocking images that could have political repercussions for the head of France's far-right Front National party, Marine Le Pen. Mediapart has obtained copies of nine video clips that show the head of France's extreme-right Groupe Union Défense or GUD in Paris, Logan Djian, savagely beating one of his former GUD colleagues. The attack on October 9th, 2015, led Djian to be placed under formal investigation – one step short of charges – for “aggravated violence” against his victim, who ended up in hospital.