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France: Commentator Convicted for Inciting Racial Bias
by Scott Sayare
A French court on Friday convicted the prominent commentator Éric Zemmour on charges of "provocation to racial discrimination" for televised comments in which he suggested that a majority of criminals in France were "black and Arab," and said that employers "have the right" to deny employment to those ethnic groups.
Mr. Zemmour was ordered to pay over $14,000 in legal fees and damages to the five rights groups that were the plaintiffs in the case, and also received suspended fines totaling $2,700.
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