France, Various Africa, Middle East: France goes easy on mercenary

“The French again have demonstrated that crimes committed abroad in developing nations shouldn't necessarily be punished,” writes an outraged Fontaine, who reports that a French mercenary, who has also been implicated in several coups or coup attempts in other countries, has received only a five-year suspended sentence after having been found guilty for his involvement in an aborted coup in the Comoros in 1995.

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