Fines for tweeters who subjected Miss France runner up to antisemitic abuse after she revealed her father is Israeli
The Paris Criminal Court has fined seven defendants who subjected the runner-up of the Miss France beauty competition to antisemitic abuse on Twitter after she revealed that her father is Israeli.
Four women and three men were sentenced today to fines ranging from 300 to 800 euros for posting antisemitic tweets targeting April Benayoum, Miss Provence and the runner-up of the Miss France contest, late last year.
Two of the defendant will also have to complete a two-day citizenship course.
An eighth defendant was let off after the court concluded that his tweet did not target Ms Benayoum.
Ms Benayoum’s father is Israeli and her mother is Serbo-Croatian.
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