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Diário de Notícias - Portugal | Thursday, July 3, 2014

At least French justice works

In an interview on Wednesday former French president Nicolas Sarkozy rejected the allegations of corruption he faces and criticised the "political instrumentalisation of the judiciary". The developments at least show that equality before the law still applies in France, the liberal-conservative daily Diário de Notícias comments approvingly: "Sarkozy has broken his silence to claim that he is the target of a campaign aimed at his political downfall. ... This accusation is a dangerous undertaking that demonstrably can be just as counter-productive as the actual manipulation of the judiciary. The future will show whether the one thing or the other was done in France, although whatever the case, it's not a good sign for democracy. Another matter entirely is equality before the law. In this respect it speaks volumes that the judiciary launched an official investigation against a former head of state at all - also because of the seriousness of the accusations against Sarkozy."

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