Skip to comments.Dieudonné Acquitted in Defamation Case
Posted on 02/07/2014 11:45:20 PM PST by Olog-hai
The French anti-Semitic comic Dieudonné was acquitted Friday on charges related to a video in which he calls for the release of a self-styled Islamist serving life for the kidnap and murder of a Jewish phone salesman, AFP reported.
The controversial performer, who has a string of convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech, was cleared of defamation and illegally defending a convicted criminal because the judge ruled that it had not been proven that Dieudonné was behind the distribution of the video.
As a result, the court could not consider the content of his remarks, the judge added in a ruling greeted with dismay by Frances Union of Jewish Students (UEJF), which had initiated the case.
UEJF lawyer Stephane Lilti said he would appeal in the hope of persuading another judge to punish this recidivist anti-Semitic militant as he deserves.
The judicial system has done democracy a disservice today, he added.
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> on charges related to a video in which he calls for the release of a self-styled Islamist serving life for the kidnap and murder of a Jewish phone salesman... because the judge ruled that it had not been proven that Dieudonne was behind the distribution of the video.