'I am a bomb' T-shirt conviction

Last updated 05:00 21/09/2013

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A French appeals court has convicted a woman and her brother of ‘‘justifying a crime’’ after her toddler son — named Jihad — went to preschool in a T-shirt bearing the words ‘‘I am a bomb’’ and ‘‘Jihad: Born on Sept. 11.’’ 

Bouchra Bagour was given a 2,000-euro fine and a one-month suspended prison sentence and her brother, Zayed, received a 4,000-euro fine and two-month suspended sentence in southeastern Nimes on Friday. 

Prosecutors had appealed after a lower court in nearby Avignon acquitted the defendants in April.  

Gaele Guenoun, the mother’s lawyer, said by phone she was astonished the verdict was overruled.

The case centered on a teacher’s complaint after the boy, whose birthday is September 11, wore the shirt to pre-school last year. The brother had the shirt made.

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