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Why France's planned 'anti-rioter' law threatens citizens not criminals

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Lawyers who oppsoe the bill:left to right, Henri Leclerc, Jean-Pierre Mignard and Patrice Spinosi. © Reuters Lawyers who oppsoe the bill:left to right, Henri Leclerc, Jean-Pierre Mignard and Patrice Spinosi. © Reuters

Despite strong criticism, including from inside the ranks of the ruling La République en Marche party, the French government's so-called 'anti-rioters' bill was due to be voted through by members of the National Assembly on Tuesday February 5th. Mediapart spoke to a number of prominent lawyers who are well-known defenders of civil liberties, including a supporter of President Emmanuel Macron, who have expressed their concern about yet another piece of repressive law and order legislation. Ellen Salvi reports.

MPs call for fresh Kerviel-SocGen probe and retrial

MPs of Right and Left call for a retrial of trader Jérôme Kerviel after Mediapart's disclosure of new evidence implicating SocGen bank.