Probe launched into racist comments at France's school for judges

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Documents seen by Mediapart reveal that some students at the school where France's future judges and prosecutors are trained used racist language on a private online document. The comments made by the students, who are poised to graduate from the École Nationale de la Magistrature and start their careers, include “France for the French” and “Arabs Out”. The college's authorities informed prosecutors in Bordeaux who have now opened a criminal investigation. David Perrotin reports.

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Prosecutors have launched an investigation over racist comments written by some students at a college which trains France's future judges and prosecutors. The remarks were written on a private online document accessed by students who are about to graduate from the École Nationale de la Magistrature (ENM) in Bordeaux in south-west France. They included the phrases “France for the French” and “Arabs Out”. When informed about the comments the school's authorities referred the matter to prosecutors in the city who have now begun an investigation.