A French vegan activist was handed a suspended prison term on Thursday for condoning terrorism after writing on Facebook that “justice” had been served when a butcher was killed during an Islamist attack last week, a legal source said.
The unusual case, prosecuted under France’s tough anti-terror security laws, was heard in the town of Saint-Gaudens in southwest France.
Police spotted the Facebook message by the vegan cheesemaker on Monday night about the killing of butcher Christian Medves at a Super U supermarket in Trebes last week during a shooting spree by an Islamic extremist.
“So then, you are shocked that a murderer is killed by a terrorist.” wrote the animal rights activist, named as Myriam by local media. “Not me. I’ve got zero compassion for him, there’s justice in it.”