FrontPage Magazine published my article on July 17, 2009
Article in French in my blog
1ère partie : Le procès du gang des Barbares devant la Cour d'assises des mineurs de Paris (1/5)
On July 13, 2009, French Minister of Justice Michèle Alliot-Marie asked the Parquet (a panel of magistrates under her authority, authorized to request penal sanctions in defence of the general welfare) to appeal 14 of the 25 sentences pronounced on July 10 against members of the Gang of Barbarian on trial for the anti-Semitic murder of Ilan Halimi. Those 14 sentences are lighter than the sanctions recommended by the Avocat general [roughly equivalent to the state’s attorney or public prosecutor].
Ilan’s mother Ruth Halimi co-authored with Emilie Frèche an account of the ordeal--24 jours, la vérité sur la mort d’Ilan Halimi (24 Days, The Truth about Ilan Halimi’s Death)—in which she severely criticizes the tragic errors of the French police, including the refusal to admit the anti-Semitic motive of kidnappers.
(Special thanks to NP)
UPDATE: Two French movies, which are based on 23-year-old cell-phone salesman French Jewish Ilan Halimi’s abduction and murder after being held captive and tortured for three weeks by gang of Barbarians, will be released in France in 2014. French Jewish director Alexandre Arcady has just finished filming a movie inspired by Ilan Halimi’s mother, Mrs Ruth Halimi, and French Jewish writer Émilie Frèche’s book about his case: 24 Days: The Truth about the Death of Ilan Halimi (24 jours: la vérité sur la mort d’Ilan Halimi, Seuil). All State-owned television channels refused to fund Arcady’s movie. They play a key role in financing films: French public national television broadcasters and major private TV channels have to allocate a purcentage of their turnover to cinema as co-producer.
All State-owned television channels refused to fund French director Alexandre Arcady’s movie which is based on Ilan Halimi's abduction and murder.
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Cet article a été publié le 3 décembre 2013.