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Controversial teacher wins damages
A Geneva teacher fired for controversial comments he made in an article for a French newspaper will receive SFr255,000 in damages from the canton of Geneva. The canton announced yesterday it is paying the amount to Hani Ramadan, a French teacher from a junior high school (cycle d'orientation) in Meyrin. The sum is the equivalent of two years' salary for the teacher who was sacked in November 2004 after defending the stoning of men and women guilty of adultery.
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