Keyword: jail

French academic on hunger strike in Iran jail 'very weakened'

A support group calling for the release of two French academic researchers, Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, held since last June in a Tehran prison on allegations of threatening Iranian national security, has said that Adelkhah, who began a hunger strike in December, is now 'very weakened' and that Marchal is suffering worsened ill health due to his captivity.

Controversial French rightwinger Balkany jailed for tax evasion

Patrick Balkany, a veteran figure of the French conservative movement, mayor of Paris suburb Levallois-Perret, whose more than 40-year political career has been largely tainted by corruption and political scandal, was on Friday jailed after magistrates convicted him of a multi-million-euro tax evasion scam.

Rape-accused Islamic scholar Ramadan to remain in detention

Tariq Ramadan, the prominent 55-year-old Islamic scholar and preacher and a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University, who is the subject of a judicial investigation into two seperate accusations of rape, was ordered to return to preventive detention in a French jail after being hospitalised for treatment of complications from multiple sclerosis.

Britons jailed for cross-Channel people smuggling

The two men, who attempted to smuggle 14 Albanians across the Channel from Dieppe to Eastbourne in 2014, were arrested after their boat ran into difficulties as they reached the English coast.

Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam

Total of 35 porters at leading auction house Hotel Drouot jailed for stealing thousands of items in case which has shocked France's art world.

Morocco jails brother of alleged Paris attacks ringleader

Yassine Abaaoud, whose brother was killed by French police after the November 13th attacks, was jailed two years for non-denunciation and promotion of terrorism.

Jail term upheld for boss of French faulty breast implants firm

Appeal court orders Jean-Claude Mas, 76, must serve four-years in jail and pay a 75,000-euro fine amid ongoing legal action over defective implant sales.

President Hollande pardons woman jailed for killing abusive husband

Jacqueline Sauvage, aged 68, had been jailed for 10 years for shooting her husband who had abused her for decades.

French Goodyear firm workers jailed for sequestrating managers

An Amiens court gave eight strikers protesting plant closure nine months in prison for unlawful confinement of two managers in January 2014.

Top French Islamic State recruiter sentenced to 15 years in absentia

Salim Benghalem, who had ties to the Charlie Hebdo attackers, is thought to have been in Syria since 2013.

Anger of French traveller community sparks riots after jail request denied

People blocked road, set fire to several cars and ransacked restaurant at train station in south-east France after inmates barred from funeral.

French parents jailed for murder of three-year-old son in washing machine

The father was given 30 years in jail for placing the boy in the machine and switching it on, the mother 12 years for aiding and abetting murder.

Dominican Republic court hands French 'Air Cocaine' accused 20 years in jail

Two executive jet pilots and two other men were found guilty of trying to fly from the Caribbean resort of Punta Cana with 680 kilos of cocaine.

French farmer gets eight years for killing suspected truffle thief

Laurent Rambaud, 37, increasingly frustrated with a spate of thefts, shot dead a man he thought was a truffle thief and armed.

French jihadist, 60, sentenced by Paris court to eight years in jail

Gilles Le Guen, arrested in Mali by French troops, is the first to be convicted under a 2012 law allowing prosecution for waging Jihad abroad.