July 13, 2009
France to retry suspects of anti-Semitic murder
A Paris appeals court on Monday ordered the retrial of members of a gang found guilty last week of kidnapping and torturing to death a young Jewish man, on the grounds that their sentences were too lenient.
Following a rare intervention by Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, who asked the public prosecutor to appeal for longer jail terms, the court decided to re-try 14 of the 25 members of the gang who were sentenced. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.