France's draft law: citizens who speak against Covid-19 vaccine could get '3 years prison and 45,000 euro fine' | 18 Feb 2024 | On February 14, 2024, France’s Assemblée Nationale adopted a controversial draft law "to strengthen the fight against 'sectarian drift'" (in French, dérive sectaire). The draft law was an initiative of the French government of Emmanuel Macron which will be presented to the Senate by the Minister of the Interior in the name of Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne. According to France Info: Article IV, "aims to fight against 'charlatans' and 'gurus 2.0.' who promote on the Internet methods presented as "miracle solutions" to cure serious diseases such as cancers... The "dérive sectaire" (sectarian drift) has allegedly increased dramatically ..."in particular because of the Covid-19 epidemic and the use of social networks." By punishing these behaviors, the crime of "provocation to abstention from care" would therefore serve to "fill a real gap in our arsenal by equipping us with effective means to fight against therapeutic excesses of a sectarian"...Up to three years in prison for these "provocations." After long debates, the deputies adopted at first reading the draft law against "sectarian abominations" [dérive sectaire] on February 14, in which they reintegrated the controversial article 4, which creates a new crime of "provocation to abstention from medical care." ("provocation à l'abstention de soins") (France Info, emphasis added) "Dérive sectaire" and The Draft Law --Dérive séctaire points to non-conformity in response to an official government narrative. It's a totalitarian concept. It refers to The Miviludes, a French government agency pertaining to cult movements.