French police fined for discriminatory identity checks

French police fined for discriminatory identity checks
# 24 June 2015 22:50 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. The Supreme Court in Paris has slapped fines on the French police after finding it guilty of discriminating on racial grounds against black and Arab-origin youths during its practice of demanding identity checks, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

The apex court agreed Wednesday that a young man of Arab origin and several black youngsters were unjustly harassed by the police on the pretext of identity checks. Each of the teenagers will be paid €1,500, the court said.

According to the Le Monde, the trial began in July 2013 and the Supreme Court arrived on a verdict Wednesday.

The court’s decision was made on the appeal of five out of 13 youngsters who filed a lawsuit after the police subjected them to discriminatory identity checks and body searches.

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