24 January 2013

MEXICO / FRANCE : 25 Jan UPDATE: Many Mexicans Angry After Court Frees Convicted Kidnapper Cassez...After 8 Years.

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     Many Mexican are angry at the immediate release of convicted and imprisoned kidnapper...French national Florence Cassez...by Mexico's Supreme Court. 
    Jailed in 2007...Cassez, 38...was first sentenced to 96 years in prison.
    In 2009...an appeals court reduced it to 60 years.
     The Supreme Court voted 3-2 to throw out the case...because her rights had been violated during her arrest and trial.
     Mexico's refusal to review the arrest and trial irregularities...has long frosted relations between the 2 nations.
     Her case...and release...were special projects of former President Sarkozy.