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France’s justice minister aims to change law after court ruling on Halimi murder
April 28, 2021
Eric Dupond-Moretti said the bill will fill the “juridical void,” making it impossible to “take account of the voluntary intake of toxic substances” that leads to delirium during a crime.
Tens of thousands of urban rally-goers express anger, frustration at French court ruling on Halimi
April 26, 2021
British actress Dame Maureen Lipman said, “This appalling betrayal of liberty and fraternity, not to mention humanity, by the cassation court is the next chapter of the historic anti-Semitism of the French nation.”
Hundreds protest at French embassy in Tel Aviv over Halimi murder ruling
April 26, 2021
The demonstration follows a French appeals court decision that the Muslim who murdered his Jewish neighbor while shouting “Allahu Akbar” wasn’t responsible for his actions due to cannabis consumption.
French Jews plan mass rally in Paris to demand justice for Sarah Halimi
April 22, 2021
A simultaneous rally will be held in London near the French embassy.
Macron asks for change in law after French court won’t prosecute Halimi’s killer
April 19, 2021
Lawyers representing the family of 65-year-old Sarah Halimi said they plan on referring the case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Macron criticized by French magistrates for wanting trial for Sarah Halimi case
January 29, 2020
The head of France’s main judges’ union was “shocked” by his remarks, noting that even though French President Emmanuel Macron promises not to interfere in court rulings, “that’s exactly what he’s doing!”
Thousands rally in France calling for justice for slain Jewish woman
January 5, 2020
“My sister was massacred,” said William Attal, one of Sarah Halimi’s brothers, over a microphone above the crowd in Paris.
Decision to dismiss charges of Halimi murderer ‘contradictory’ at best, ‘anti-Semitic’ at worst
July 17, 2019
French Jewish community leaders lament a preliminary court decision blaming drugs for a man’s brutal actions, noting with even more disappointment that they are not surprised.
Suspect in anti-Semitic murder of French woman found unfit to stand trial
July 13, 2018
Psychiatrists say Kobili Traoré, who killed neighbor Sarah Halimi in Paris because she was Jewish, is not responsible for his actions • French Jews outraged, say evaluation designed to avoid trial and obscure anti-Semitic motive.
Kosher grocery store near Paris destroyed by fire on terror attack anniversary
January 10, 2018
A kosher grocery store in a Paris suburb was destroyed in an arson attack on the third anniversary of the deadly Islamic terror attack on the French capital’s Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket.