Skip to comments.EUROPE French retiree on trial for attacking veiled woman
Posted on 10/16/2010 10:26:09 AM PDT by DreamingWest
PARIS A retired French schoolteacher went on trial Thursday on accusations that she attacked a Middle Eastern woman in a Paris shop because the woman wore a face-covering Muslim veil.
The defendant, 63-year-old retired English teacher Jeanne Ruby, is accused of biting, slapping and scratching a woman from the United Arab Emirates and her friend in a home decor shop in Paris. Prosecutor Anne de Fontette asked for a two-month suspended prison sentence and euro750 ($1,050) fine for Ruby, who was facing charges of "aggravated violence." Ruby was not present in court Thursday and was not represented by a lawyer.
The attack came in February, as France's conservative government was in the early stages of hammering out a plan to ban the wearing of face-covering burqa-style Muslim veils in public. The measure officially became law this week, though it won't actually be applied for six months
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“She said neither woman has returned to France since the incident”
Whatever it takes. Thank you Mrs. Ruby.
Damn! I’ll bet that felt good!
She’s innocent. She was at my house the whole time.
He bite her?
I hope he was treated for rabies after that. . .