France requests that Argentina clarify the arrest of Air France crew

The French government today requested explanations from the Argentine authorities about the arrest in Buenos Aires on October 30 of the crew of an Air France flight after a passenger presented a complaint.

Paris, 14 Nov (EFE). - The French Government today requested explanations to the Argentine authorities by the halting in Buenos Aires the past 30 of October of the crew of an Air flight France after a passenger filed a complaint.

"France regrets this incident and asks to clarify what happened." France also asks the Argentine authorities for explanations about the conditions in which the crew was retained, "said a foreign spokesman.

The National Union of Commercial Navigation Personnel (SNPNC) of France denounced On Monday, the crew of Air France's AF 228 flight suffered police abuse and said the detainees lived "48 hours of anguish."

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs He added today that the crew was held by Argentine police for seven hours upon arrival in Buenos Aires on October 30.

The next day the crew spent eleven hours before the Argentine Justice.

"No accusation was made against them and they managed to return to France after Air France had to cancel its Buenos Aires-Paris flight from the past 1 November, "said the ministerial spokesman.

The French executive recalled that in this incident was immediately mobilized the French Consulate General in Buenos Aires, which asked the local authorities provide consular protection to the crew, without clarifying if that demand was granted.

According to French media, the incident happened when a woman allegedly daughter of a former Argentine deputy justice minister, filed a complaint about the treatment received by the crew.

The woman complained because she had been denied a change of place in a higher category, which had already requested that the passenger next to the one sitting had shown inappropriate behavior.

According to the media account, this passenger was masturbating, although this end was not mentioned to the crew by the applicant.

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