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Radical right-wing activist sentenced to one year in prison for antisemitic video

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Source: europe1

After being convicted several times, the extreme right-wing activist was found guilty of “publicly inciting xenophobic hatred and defamation.”

The extreme right-wing activist Hervé Lalin, known as Ryssen, was sentenced last Friday in Paris to a year’s imprisonment, the maximum sentence for antisemitic messages via a video posted on the YouTube platform. In a 36-minute video on July 10th, 2017, titled “Jews, Incest and Hysteria,” there was a voice in the background explaining the reasons why the Jewish people may be thought to be a people of incest,” as reported by the criminal court.

Payment of compensation to associations; He was found guilty of “publicly inciting xenophobic hatred and defamation.” The extreme right-wing activist has already been convicted several times. Last October, he was sentenced to six months in prison for antisemitic and racist messages on Twitter and Facebook. “It seems that the previous convictions did not lead to any result that may deter new offenses,” the court noted.

Lalin will also have to pay 2,000 Euros in damages to the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Antisemitism (Bureau national de vigilance contre l’antisémitisme), which denounced at court the video on YouTube, and another 1,000 Euros of damages to the organization “Lawyers Without Borders”, and to the fellowship “France-Israel” and the International League Against Racism and Antisemitism.

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