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A vegan activist in France who posted a Facebook message offering “zero sympathy” for a butcher killed by an Islamist militant during an attack last week has been given a seven-month suspended prison sentence for the remarks.

The vegan cheesemaker and animal rights activist, named as Myriam by local media, went before a judge on Thursday to face a charge of condoning terrorism. The case comes two days after a leftwing activist received a one-year suspended sentence after hailing the death of gendarme Arnaud Beltrame in the attack in the town of Trèbes.

The charge can be brought against anyone suspected of approving terrorism or commenting on it favourably. Doing so online carries a maximum jail sentence of five years and a fine of €75,000 (£66,000).

On Monday night, police spotted a Facebook message about the killing of butcher Christian Medves at a Super U supermarket in Trèbes last week during a shooting spree by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group.

“So then, you are shocked that a murderer is killed by a terrorist,” wrote the animal rights activist. “Not me. I’ve got zero compassion for him, there’s some justice in it.” Read More …

 

 

A vegan activist in France who posted a Facebook message offering “zero sympathy” for a butcher killed by an Islamist militant during an attack last week has been given a seven-month suspended prison sentence for the remarks. The vegan cheesemaker and animal rights activist, named as Myriam by local media, went before a judge on Thursday to face a charge of condoning terrorism. The case comes two days after a leftwing activist received a one-year suspended sentence after hailing the death of gendarme Arnaud Beltrame in the attack in the town of Trèbes. The charge can be brought against anyone suspected of approving terrorism or commenting on it favourably. Doing so online carries a maximum jail sentence of five years and a fine of €75,000 (£66,000).