Youcef Atal

After being accused of “hatred”… Youcef Atal appeals his prison sentence in France

January 28, 2024

The lawyers of French club Nice Algerian football player Youcef Atal have announced appealing the suspended prison sentence issued against him, due to his support for the Palestinian cause. Atal was sentenced to an 8-month suspended sentence and a fine of 45,000 euros, on charges of incitement to hatred based on religion. The player’s lawyer, […]

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France: Prison sentence for Algerian player Youcef Atal for his solidarity with Gaza

January 16, 2024

A court in Nice in southern France sentenced Algerian football player Youcef Atal to an 8-month suspended sentence on charges of sharing “anti-Semitic content and spreading hatred based on religion” while expressing his support for Gaza at the beginning of the Israeli aggression after a surprise attack by Hamas on October 7. The ruling issued […]

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