France / 03-03-2017

teen sentenced to seven years in prison for attacking French Jewish teacher

Source: lexpress


A teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher in France with a machete was sentenced to seven years in jail on Thursday by a French juvenile court, judicial sources said.

 

The 17-year-old was convicted at a closed-doors trial for slightly wounding teacher Benjamin Amsellem, who was wearing a traditional Jewish skullcap while walking to school in January 2016 in the southern city of Marseille.