In Paris and other French cities, thousands of people protested against the French Supreme Judge’s decision not to prosecute a man who murdered a Jewish woman.
Demonstrations have also been held in other countries including Israel and the Netherlands.
Thrown from the balcony
Sarah Halimi, 65, was beaten and pushed off the balcony from her Paris home in 2017. It is said that he is called “Allahu akbar” in Arabic, which means “God is great”.
The Supreme Court announced earlier this month that there was sufficient evidence that the man had anti-Semitic motives and had also confessed to the man.
Despite this, the court ruled that the person cannot be punished because he was completely crazy due to the long-term use of marijuana. Therefore, according to the court’s decision, the woman’s death cannot be criminally charged.
The man is in a mental hospital.
Appeal to protest
Today is exactly four years after the death of Halimi. Jews and other organizations inside and outside France called for using this day to commemorate her and protested the court’s ruling.
In Paris, it is located on the Trocadéro square near the Eiffel Tower. He wrote that Halimi’s son and brother came from Israel to participate in the parade. Jerusalem post. Flowers were placed near the house where she lived.
There were demonstrations in the Netherlands, Amsterdam and the French Embassy in The Hague. There, Hanna Luden, director of the Israel Information and Documentation Center (CIDI), wrote a letter to the French ambassador.
President Macron wants to change the law. In an interview with Le Figaro, he said: “If you decide to take drugs and then go crazy, I don’t think this should eliminate your criminal responsibility.”
Attorney General Dupond-Moretti hopes to introduce a bill at the end of May to fill this gap in the legislation.