Éric Zemmour convicted on enchantment for describing the primary title Hapsatou as an “insult to France” | EUROtoday

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Éric Zemmour, polemicist and president of the far-right Reconquête! “insult to France”. Éric Zemmour has indicated that he intends to enchantment to the Court of Cassation.

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The president of the Reconquête! social gathering, Éric Zemmour, was convicted on Thursday March 28 by the Paris Court of Appeal for racist insult, for having described in 2018 the primary title of the previous columnist of the Canal+ group Hapsatou Sy as “insult to France”.

In its judgment, the court docket confirmed the judgment rendered at first occasion in January 2024. The prison court docket had discovered the far-right polemicist responsible of “public insult due to origin, ethnicity, nation, race or religion” and imposed a high quality of 4,000 euros on him.

Éric Zemmour was additionally ordered to pay 3,000 euros in damages and a pair of,000 euros in authorized charges. On Thursday, the court docket of enchantment additionally ordered the founding father of the Reconquest! to pay an extra 3,000 euros to Hapsatou Sy for procedural prices.

The incriminated feedback have been made in 2018 in the course of the recording of the present “Terriens du Dimanche”, broadcast on C8.

“It is your first name which is an insult to France. France is not a virgin land, it is a land with a history, with a past. Your first name is not in History, you are in the depths of France”, launched Éric Zemmour to Hapsatou Sy. He added that the mom of the ex-columnist ought to have taken a “first name from the calendar” and referred to as her “Corinne for example”.

“The political judges got Fillon, they won’t get me”

During the listening to earlier than the Court of Appeal on February 29, the Advocate General thought of that, the primary title being an “essential attribute” of id, “attacking Ms. Sy's first name because of its origin supposed foreigner is a disrespect or even contempt for France.

Hapsatou Sy detailed the consequences of these comments on her personal life. “I receive 3 to 4,000 hate messages a day, excrement of messages, I am the subject of online harassment, I am targeted by death threats, calls for my rape and stoning,” he said. she declared.

On Thursday, she praised to AFP a judgment which is “a fantastic victory which fits past (her)” and the “finish of a protracted ordeal which price me my profession and my well being”. “We welcome this conviction which reminds us that the law is clear on the subject and that there do not exist, contrary to what Mr. Zemmour would like, first names and second-class citizens,” added his lawyer, Me Antoine Vey.

Éric Zemmour, for his part, made it known that he intended to appeal to the Court of Cassation. In a press release, he denounced “these politicized judges (who) wish to condemn (him) to intimidate the French”. “The political judges got Fillon, they won’t get me,” he concluded.

With AFP