Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Kidnap and Murder

Judy Adloyada writes on the kidnapping and brutal murder of Ilan Halimi in Paris. Original suggestions that the case had anti-Semitic motives were denied by the French authorities. However
[t]he investigating magistrate, Corinne Goetzmann is now conducting her enquiry on the basis that the evidence so far points to "premeditated kidnap, incarceration, criminal conspiracy, and murder, on the basis of the victim's membership of a particular religious group" [Adloyada's translation]

Her recommendation will be considered at a hearing tonight to remand the seven suspects currently in custody.

It's in stark contrast to the Paris prosecutor, Jean-Claude Marin who previously denied that anti-semitism was a factor.
Read more here, here and here.

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