@BarefootRaRa, @BestInventoryFX, @BestInventoryPR, BestInventoryPR,@CopingWithCovid, @GruaAbuseArkive, are Pakistani dark Twitter accounts. They are “anonymous” and impersonating identities used by Ms Ramla Akhtar from Karachi. Since September 18, 2019, they are oriented towards hate speech, defamation, calumnious denunciations, blackmail, doxxing as well as calls for violences against the Wakhi minority living in northern Pakistan and against western foreigners. As of October 22, 2021, key data evidence their cyber-criminal activity.
The main focus of the Pakistani cyberstalker is a French citizen, @BernardGrua, living in Nantes, France. As of October 22, 2021, he is named in 2,097 attack tweets. The major addresses of the calumnious denunciations are Nantes municipality, Nantes Mayor and Nantes Police. The most criminal allegations posted against Bernard Grua, are pedophilia, murders, terrorism, Nazism and torture.
Ms Ramla Akhtar, the cyber-stalker, is a woman from Karachi, born in 1979. She settled in Hunza Valley, Northern Pakistan, in 2013. In 2020, she was expelled by the villagers from Gulmit (Gojal, Upper Hunza), where she had a herbal cover shop, after she had physically beaten elderlies. Since, she likely lives in guesthouses between Gilgit and Rawalpindi. She has no proper job, while she spends most of her time on social media. Her source of income raises questions.
In October 2021, Ms Ramla has four identified Twitter accounts. None of them are under her real name. None of them show an actual profile picture. These accounts have changing names and descriptions: @BarefootRaRa was @GruaAbuseAkive from January 2020 to summer 2021. It’s the main account created in July 2015. It represents 18 500 tweet as of October 22, 2021. @BestInventoryPR was shortly called @BetterInventory. It was created in July 2021. @CopingWithCovid, created in May 2010, had also different names before the last one. It is a sleeping account. In February 2020, it was used in place of Ms Ramla Akhar’s main account, suspended by Twitter for one month. While @GruaAbuseArkive was renamed into BarefootRara, a new account @GruaAbuseArkive was created.
- Main targets of the cyberstalker
- Calumnious denunciation addresses
- Compulsive cyber-activity
- A malevolence not assessable at its proper dimension
- Documented example of bullying methods
– Calumnious denunciation
– Playing the Islamist card
– Mobilizing Muslim & Pakistani communities in Nantes
– Impersonating the victim
– Attacking the family and the friends of the victim
– Instrumenting media
- Documented examples of Ms Ramla Akhtar’allegations
– Accusing the victim of murder(s)
– Accusing the victim of terrorism
– Accusing the victim of torture
– Accusing the victim of pedophilia
Primary targets of the cyberstalker
Main targeted groups are French people and a minority in Pakistan mountains.
|Focal social groups targeted by the Twitter accounts of Ms Ramla Akhtar||Number of Tweets as of October 22, 2021|
|Chapursan Valley (Northern Pakistan)||241|
|Hunza (Northern Pakistan)||131|
Main individual target is Bernard Grua.
|Main individual targets of Ms Ramla Akhtar||Number of tweets as of October 22, 2021|
|Bernard Grua (French citizen) + Best Inventory.||2 096|
|Alam Jan Dario + Pamir Serai (disabled gentleman, guesthouse owner in Chapursan Valley & former guide)||388|
|Mahrukh Beyg (businesswoman from Lahore running a farmer market)||368|
Calumnious denunciation addresses
Main addresses of calumnious denunciations are the authorities from Nantes, where lives Bernard Grua.
|Main addressees of @GruaAbuseArkive calumnious denunciations against Bernard Grua||Number of tweets as of October 22, 2021|
|@NantesMetropole (Nantes area administration)||132|
|@FranceInPak (French embassy in Islamabad)||115|
|@Johanna_Rolland (Nantes Mayor)||111|
|@PoliceNationale (French police)||71|
|@PoliceNat44 (Nantes police)||50|
|@NantesFr (Nantes municipality)||31|
|@PakInFrance (Pakistan Embassy in Paris)||21|
Other addresses of the calumnious denunciations are French government, French President, Russian government, Pakistani government, Pakistani Federal Investigation Agency, French Far Right, Interpol, UN agencies, NGO’s, journalists, Harvard University, clients, family… and all additional names Ramla Akhtar can think about or can identify in Bernard Grua’s Linkedin page and with a “Grua Nantes” Google search.
In Pakistan, numerous allegations could lead to death penalty or slaughtering, thanks to the law of Lynch.
|Main defamatory hate speech & calumnious denunciation keywords of Ms Ramla Akhtar as of October 22, 2021||All tweets||Tweets including Bernard Grua’s mention|
Insults and provocation are not reported above, as are not reported some less frequent accusations but more dangerous ones, especially in Pakistan, such as separatist, miscreant, blasphemer.
A compulsive cyber-activity
The account @CopingWithCovid was used in February 2020, when @GruaAbuseArkive was suspended by Twitter for having posted Bernard Grua’s profile picture as a banner. In two years and one month, Ms Ramla Akhtar posted 18,551 tweets. Her average production is 742 tweets per month. The account BestInventoryPR was created in July 2021 for impersonating the small company of Bernard Grua and to enhance the attacks against his professional reputation.
A malevolence not assessable at its proper dimension
For more than two years, tweeting against the targets is regular. Giving quickly an idea of the malevolent activity of this stalker is a complex assignment. This person is used to produce long threads about the same topic or again the same victim, whose name will be written once or twice in the threads but not repeated on all the tweets from a same topic. Therefore, reporting the number of times a victim is mentioned under his twitter handle, his name or his professional activity is an incomplete and weak indicator. However, it seems to be the most independant and the only possible option due to the volume of production.
It is not possible to manually identify each bullying threat and to count its posts. Moreover, it will introduce judgemental considerations which could be argued. The following example gives an overview on how a full assessment of Ms Ramla Akhtar’s malevolence is a complicated task.
|Date||Volume of bullying tweets against Bernard Grua and/or Best Inventory||Number of Bernard Grua and/or Best Inventory mentions|
|September, 16, 2021||22||8|
|September, 19, 2021||17||1|
|September, 25, 2021||27||2|
|September, 26, 2021||11||3|
|October, 11, 2021||11||6|
|Total for the above days||88||20|
Documented examples of Ramla Akhtar’s bullying methods
Calumnious denunciation to all kind of authorities are, as listed above, a major stalking mean of Ms Ramla Akhtar. Despite the intensity of the hate speech and the potential Islamist violences, Nantes Municipality and Nantes Police, the main addressees, never wanted to care about the case. Read: Ramla Akhtar, letter to the Municipality of Nantes about her harassing calumnious denunciations
Playing the Islamist card
Islamophobia accusations have been made popular against France thanks to the campaign handled by Imran Khan government and thanks to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) fanaticism. It resulted in the terrorist Islamist wave France went through during autumn 2020. This is an opportunity Ms Ramla Akhtar did not miss. She even used blasphemy allegations, which are sentenced to death in Pakistan and which resulted in assassinations in France.
Mobilizing Muslim & Pakistani communities in Nantes
Pakistani and Muslim community of Nantes are used as a direct threat against Bernard Grua. This also explains the numerous times his personal picture and his location have been shared.
Impersonating the victim
The cyberstalker frequently uses the name of her victims in her twitter handle, like @GruaAbuseArkive or @BestInventoryPR. This name is also presented with or without hashtags in the full Twitter name and/or in its bio. The victim profile picture or logo can be placed in the stalker’s banner. The purpose is to divert the search result under the victim name, to pass a defamatory message to the victim contacts and to multiply this communication by the number of posts shared by the stalker. It is showed on top of each tweet, like an advertisement. Here, almost 20,000 times.
Impersonating company name and logo for fake profile, adding a defamatory statement in name and/or bio.
Actual Best Inventory France logo
Impersonating personal account. Stealing profile picture.Using target’s name and even Twitter handle in name and/or bio. Adding a defamatory statement in name and/or bio
Attacking the family and the friends of the victim
The purpose is likely to extend the nuisance to the individuals and professional activities of the victim’s family.
Documented examples of Ms Ramla Akhtar’allegations
Accusing the victim of murder(s)
Violence and murders are an integral part of Islamist activists state of mind. Here, the victim is accused to be a murderer.
Accusing the victim of terrorism
Alleging a French person conducts terrorism in Pakistan is a singular inversion of the reality. This is, however, a leitmotif of Ms Ramla Akhtar due to Pakistani governance, which relies mostly on blasphemy and terrorism laws to control its population. These are also part of the major invocations for lynching people.
Accusing the victim of torture
Bernard Grua never met with Ramla Akhtar. He came under her attacks (May 2019) almost one year after he visited Pakistan (August 2018).
Accusing the victim of pedophilia
Ramla Akhtar pretends Bernard Grua identified himself as a pedophile. For her attacks, she tried numerous times to get the support of the French Far Right Party, the “Rassemblement National”, previously “Front National”. Read “Ramla Akhtar, a self-called anti white-supremacist, anti-colonialist and Metoo Pakistani activist unveils her mask in favor of French neo-fascist far-right“. Don’t miss the fact that according to Ramla Akhtar the activity of Best Inventory, an inventory company, is the marketing of pedophile images.