Extreme-right leader guilty of race hate
18 April 2006, BRUSSELS — The leader of the Wallonian extreme-right party Front National, Daniel Féret, was convicted of inciting race hatred on Tuesday.
18 April 2006
BRUSSELS — The leader of the Wallonian extreme-right party Front National, Daniel Féret, was convicted of inciting race hatred on Tuesday.
The Brussels Court of Appeal sentenced Féret to a 250-hour community work order.
The Francophone politician was also banned for running for election for the next 10 years.
Féret was found guilty of inciting race hatred via election policies and party manifestos.
The court ordered Féret to serve his community work order in assisting integration projects for immigrants.
If the leader of the Front National party cannot serve out the community work order, he will be forced to spend 10 months in jail.
The prosecution had demanded in February that Féret be sentenced to a one-year jail term, requesting also the dissolution of his extreme-right party.
The prosecution had said according to Front National, society's problems — such as crime, unemployment and social, political and economic crises — would be solved by cracking down on immigrants.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news