'We can't allow an ex-president to forget about the Republic': prosecutor urges two years in jail for Sarkozy

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The prosecution has called for Nicolas Sarkozy to be given a four-year prison sentence, with two years suspended, in the closing stages of the former president's corruption trial in Paris. Prosecutors also called for a similar sentence for Sarkozy's friend and lawyer Thierry Herzog and retired judge Gilbert Azibert. Mediapart's legal affairs correspondent Michel Deléan was in court to hear the prosecution sum up their case.

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Prosecutors have called for Nicolas Sarkozy and his two co-defendants to be jailed for two years at the corruption trial in Paris where the former president is accused of trying to bribe a senior judge in return for confidential judicial information.