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French comedian Dieudonné is sent to jail over anti-semitic remarks

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French comedian Dieudonné is sent to jail over anti-semitic remarks

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The controversial French comedian Dieudonné has been convicted in Belgium for incitement to hatred and the denial of the Holocaust.

He’s been sentenced to two months in prison and a fine of 9,000 euros.

The performer made the offending remarks during a show in Liège.

Earlier this month, the European court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled against Dieudonné in a separate case, deciding that freedom of speech did not protect “racist and anti-semitic performances”.

Dieudonné was protesting a fine he received from a French court in 2009 for inviting a Holocaust denier on stage. He was fined €10,000 for what that court referred to as racist insults.