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Entertainment: Jean-Luc Mélenchon Condemned for public insult and defamation, his lawyer announces

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The candidate of the France unsuitable for Presidential 2022, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, was sentenced on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 to 500 € with suspension and € 3,000 damage and interest by the Paris court for public insult and defamation to Radio France. His lawyer announced that he was going to appeal.

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His lawyer announces

his lawyer, Mathieu Davy, announces that he will appeal this decision. He said "surprised at such a severe decision taking into account the freedom of expression that a political man should benefit, a party leader, on his campaign accounts" . He adds: "We will go on appeal because we believe that the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights will come to support this freedom of expression" .

"Purely Free Attacks"

Jean-Luc Mélenchon had described Radio France journalists and "cheats" .

In its judgment, the Court "recognizes that the words of Jean-Luc Mélenchon had openly targeted to discredit the journalists of Radio France and that also the insults constituted purely free attacks that exceeded the limits of freedom of expression" , says Sabrina Goldman, the lawyer of Radio France.

It believes that the decision is "very satisfactory for all journalists, since it recognizes that Jean-Luc Mélenchon could not impunity call the hatred of the Radio France journalists" . According to her, the Tribunal "finally devoted the right to the freedom to inform" .

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