Dieudonné sentenced for Facebook 'je suis Charlie Coulibaly'

Two-month suspended prison term for 'apologia for terrorism'

18 March, 15:44

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, MARCH 18 - The controversial comedian Dieudonné was sentenced on Wednesday to a two-month suspended sentence for a Facebook post that translates as 'I feel like Charlie Coulibaly'.

    The prosecutor accused Dieudonné of presenting ''in a favorable light the acts committed by Amedy Coulibaly'', an Islamist who killed a policewoman and four Jews in an attack on a kosher supermarket in January.

    The post was made while millions were protesting in the streets to pay homage to the victims of attacks that began with the killings in the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The prosecutor, who had asked for a 30,000-euro fine - which prison time could be served in lieu of - called on the court to consider the particularly controversial nature of the statement, the context in which it was made and the author himself, who had previously been sentenced several times for provocations considered anti-Semitic. The court will have to rule on charges of incitement to hatred towards Jews after Dieudonné's statements against France Inter journalist Patrick Cohen.(ANSAmed).

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