11 convicted for harassing French teen over anti-Islam videos
09 July 2021 | 8:55 am
A French court has handed down suspended prison sentences of between four to six months to 11 people who were found guilty of harassing a teen online over her anti-Islam videos on social media. The prosecutions came after the teen, known as Mila, was forced to change schools and accept police protection due to threats to her life. "We won and we'll win again," Mila said as she left the courtroom.
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