Sunday, January 18, 2015

France arrests homeless, alcoholics, teenagers for ‘terror speech’

Press TV | Jan 17, 2015

In a stunningly-swift lurch towards authoritarianism, France has already arrested more than 60 people for so-called “supporting terrorism” speech. Many of those arrested have gone from accusation to trial to a multi-year prison sentence in just three days.

France has been appalled that the guilty include high school students, a drunk driver angry at policemen, the mentally disabled and even homeless people.

While the government has ceaselessly defended journal Charlie Hebdo’s right to regularly publish inflaming images of Prophet Mohammed, the arrests have forced cabinet ministers to beat back widespread accusations of double standards.

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