Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Photographer at centre of Nobel row jailed for rape

The French photographer at the centre
of the scandal that postponed this
year’s Nobel Prize in Literature has
been sentenced to two years in prison
for rape by a court in Stockholm.
Jean-Claude Arnault, who is married
to the poet Katarina Frostenson, a
member of the body that awards the
prize, received the minimum sentence
possible for rape under Swedish law af-
ter he was found guilty of the first of
two charges.
“The woman’s account has been
both detailed and extremely plausible,”
Judge Gudrun Antemar said in a press
conference after she handed down the
judgment. “It was supported by six dif-
ferent witnesses.”
 Arnault’s lawyer has said that he will

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