Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Historian Georges Bensoussan is acquitted

After a trial for incitement to hatred, the prominent historian and author of a study of Jews in Arab countries, Georges Bensoussan, was acquitted yesterday (7 March) by a criminal court, according to Le Monde.

During the trial a fine of 1,500 Euros was demanded.

The groups bringing the prosecution against Bensoussan were the following:  Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amiti√© entre les peuples (MRAP)), la Ligue internationale contre le racisme et l’antis√©mitisme (LICRA), la Ligue des droits de l’homme (LDH), SOS-Racisme and le Collectif contre l’islamophobie en France (CCIF) .
The anti-Islamophobia organisation CCIF has announced it will appeal the decision.

 The trial divided members of LICRA, some of whom are Jewish.

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