French Far-Right Leader Jean-Marie Le Pen Convicted over Nazi Remark

Founder of France's National Front party is convicted of contesting crimes against humanity for saying the Nazi occupation wasn't 'particularly inhumane.'

By The Associated Press and Haaretz

The founder of France's far right National Front party has been convicted of contesting crimes against humanity for saying the Nazi occupation wasn't "particularly inhumane."

A French appeals court sentenced Jean-Marie Le Pen to a three-month suspended prison sentence on Thursday and a $13,000 fine.

Le Pen, who had made the comments in a magazine in 2005, was not present at the hearing, according to AFP. ....

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