Eric Zemmour sentenced for complicity in defamation towards LFI MP Danièle Obono | EUROtoday

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Eric Zemmour, chief of the far-right Reconquest! and ex-columnist on CNews, was discovered responsible of complicity in public defamation towards MP Danièle Obono (La France insoumise, LFI) on Wednesday February 7, and sentenced by the Paris Criminal Court to a high-quality of 1,000 euros suspended.

The info date again to August 2020. During the present “Face à l’info” on CNews, hosted on the time by Eric Zemmour, the latter attacked Mme Obono, caricatured as a slave a couple of days earlier than the printed by the far-right weekly Current values. The polemicist then accused the parliamentarian “to refuse to say “Long live France” on tv”, “to organize meetings prohibited to whites” And “to say all his love for Mohamed Merah, who kills Jewish children”.

The publishing director of CNews was for his half discovered responsible of public defamation and sentenced to the identical sentence as Mr. Zemmour. The two males may even should collectively pay 1,000 euros to Mme Obono for damages.

For the courtroom, there isn’t a “factual basis” to corroborate Mr. Zemmour’s assertions. Since then, “the defendants will therefore not be able to benefit from the excuse of good faith”underlined the 17e chamber of the Paris judicial courtroom. The courtroom additionally ordered CNews to delete the video of this system “Face à l’info” the place the feedback had been made “recognized as defamatory” inside fifteen days following the date on which the courtroom's determination turns into last.

The former far-right candidate for the 2022 presidential election and present president of the Reconquest celebration! has already been convicted twice for scary hatred, for feedback made in 2010 and 2016, and has a number of pending trials. In September 2023, Mr. Zemmour was additionally sentenced at first occasion to a high-quality of 4,000 euros for homophobic insult, for having declared in October 2019 on CNews that gay individuals had “enslaved” the state “for their benefit”. He appealed this determination.

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