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French press review 21 March 2014

The papers are all about the late money time show of ex- French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

20/03/2014 - France

Corruption case embroiling Nicolas Sarkozy becomes full-blown scandal

After investigative news website Mediapart published on Wednesday what it said were extracts from tapped phone conversations between Sarkozy and his lawyer, who at one


French press review 20 March 2014

Libération, L'Humanité and Aujourd'hui en France all give top billing to the on-going Sarkozy phone saga.

Maurice Agnelet released from jail in February 2013.
17/03/2014 - France

Riviera lawyer faces third trial over alleged murder of Casino heiress

Former Riviera lawyer Maurice Agnelet faced a French court for the third time to face accusations of the murder of wealthy casino heiress Agnès Le Roux, who disappeared in mysterious ...

South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason
17/03/2014 - African news explained

South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason

In South Sudan the trial of four men for treason is slated to return to court on Wednesday.

The wheelchair of former Rwandan army captain Pascal Simbikangwa is seen before the start of his trial at Paris court, 4 February 2014.
13/03/2014 - France - Rwanda

French prosecutor calls for life in prison for Rwandan genocide suspect

A French prosecutor on Wednesday requested life imprisonment for Pascal Simbikangwa, a Rwandan on trial for his alleged participation in the 1994 genocide in his country. This is the first ...

Paris trial of Rwandan Pascal Simbikangwa approaches key moment
24/02/2014 - African news explained

Paris trial of Rwandan Pascal Simbikangwa approaches key moment

Rwanda will continue to observe the trial of Pascal Simbikangwa, as it enter its fourth consecutive week today in Paris.

Emilie Lelouche, Eric Breteau during their trial in Chad,  21 Decembre 2007.
14/02/2014 - France - Chad

French NGO leaders sentences reduced in Darfur orphans scam

Two French NGO leaders were given suspended jail sentences for trying to to smuggle 103 Chadian children to France in 2007 on Friday.

Doctor Eric Kariger, chief of palliative medicine at the Reims hospital, speaks about the case of Vincent Lambert, who is tetraplegic and currently on artificial life support, after a judicial hearing at the Council of State, 13 February 2014.
14/02/2014 - France

French tetraplegic's family at war over euthanasia

France's Council of State said Friday it will rule "before the summer" on the case of Vincent Lambert, a tetraplegic who has been in a vegetative state for six years. Lambert's wife ...

French controversial comedian Dieudonné.
13/02/2014 - France

'Anti-Semitic' comic Dieudonné ordered to cut YouTube video

A French court has ordered controversial comedian Dieudonné to remove two sections of a video posted on YouTube.