France arrests controversial comedian Dieudonne for posts that appear to praise Paris attacks

January 14, 2015 3:26 PM

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French police Wednesday detained the controversial comic Dieudonne for posts on Facebook that appeared to praise the Paris terror attacks.

Dieudonne's detention for defending terrorism followed a four-year prison sentence involving the same charge for a man in northern France who seemed to defend the attacks in a drunken rant while resisting arrest, according to The Associated Press.

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