April 13, 2021

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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.

However, the judge imposed on him a fine of 1,500 Euros.

The groups bringing the prosecution against Bensoussan [Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples (MRAP)), la Ligue internationale contre le racisme et l’antisémitisme (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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