Euro court rejects French comic’s plea over fine for anti-Semitism

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French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, also known as just "Dieudonne", attends a news conference at the "Theatre de la Main d'or" in Paris on January 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, also known as just "Dieudonne", attends a news conference at the "Theatre de la Main d'or" in Paris on January 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes *Editors: This photo can only be used with RNS-FRENCH-COMEDIAN, originally transmitted on Jan. 30, 2015

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PARIS — The European Court of Human Rights has rejected claims by a French comedian that his right to speak freely was denied when he was convicted and fined in France for insulting Jews. The court said Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a provocative performer who has been repeatedly accused of hate speech and anti-Semitism, could not […]