France: 11 convicted of cyberbullying teen who slammed Islam

PARIS (AP) — A French court has convicted 11 of 13 people charged with harassing and threatening a teenager who harshly criticized Islam in online posts and ended up changing schools and receiving police protection to preserve her safety. The verdict came in a trial in Paris that was the first of its kind since France created a new court to prosecute cyberbullying. The court sentenced the defendants Wednesday to suspended prison terms and fined them about $1,770 each. Meanwhile, Paris prosecutors are investigating racist posts targeting soccer player Kylian Mbappe after a failed kick eliminated France from the European soccer championship last week.