Antisemitic video: its author, a lawyer, will appear in court on December 6

The lawyer from the Papeete bar who had made anti-Semitic comments in a video posted on Facebook is being prosecuted for publicly insulting a group of people because of their belonging to a specific religion, and disclosing personal information about a journalist. Placed in police custody yesterday, and released this morning, he will be tried by the criminal court.

The Papeete bar lawyer who posted a video on Facebook in early September featuring him making anti-Semitic remarks was taken into police custody yesterday to explain himself. This custody ended this morning.

This afternoon the public prosecutor, Hervé Leroy, clarified that he will be tried before the criminal court on December 6th.

This lawyer is prosecuted for the counts of “public insult towards a group of people because of its belonging to a specific religion”, and “disclosure of personal information concerning a journalist” of TNTV.

For this last offence, he incurs penalties of 5 years in prison and a fine of 8,969,146 cfp.

In the video he had published, the lawyer toured the shelves in a smoking room and lingered in front of one of them, making discriminating remarks in which he alluded to the gas chambers.

Words that evoked this crime against humanity, orchestrated by the Nazi regime in the last century.

Words strongly condemned by his colleagues and which had above all outraged the Jewish community of Polynesia as well as the organizations defending against anti-Semitism, the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism and the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France.

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