Monday, November 07, 2005

Three People Arrested for Inciting Riots on Their Blogs

According to legal sources, one minor and two young adults were arrested in Aix-en-Provence and the Paris region Monday, accused of using the internet to incite people to riot and attack police.
The three blogs in question were hosted on the site owned by radio Skyrock, which deactivated them over the weekend.
“The sites were inciting people to participate in the urban violence and to attack police and police stations,” a parquet judge told Reuters in Paris.
The parquet is supposed to decide today whether or not to open a judicial file, having decided that an investigation in necessary to ascertain the political connections of the accused as well as whether or not their activities were part of a broader organization.
The accused could face up to five years in prison if the charges of “inciting assault against individuals” is upheld.

The above information is translated from French to English by yours truly. The original French text can be viewed by clicking here

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