A 19-year-old Algerian was sentenced Thursday to four months in prison for refusing to deliver orders for two kosher restaurants in Strasbourg.
Two restaurateurs had filed a complaint at the end of last week.
A 19-year-old Algerian was sentenced Thursday to four months in prison by the Strasbourg criminal court for discrimination on the basis of religion, after refusing to deliver orders for two kosher restaurants in Strasbourg.
"All discrimination is prohibited in France by law. We must respect everyone in this country," insisted the president of the court Bertrand Gautier, in rendering the decision which is accompanied by a committal warrant.
Tried in immediate appearance, the young man, who arrived in France on a tourist visa about a year ago and now illegally present in the territory, is also the subject of an obligation to leave French territory issued by the prefecture.
The delivery man admitted to having canceled the orders
At the end of last week, two restaurant owners from Strasbourg lodged a complaint, after having been canceled the handling of their order by a delivery person from the meal delivery company Deliveroo, after indicating, at the request of the delivery person, that their establishments made Jewish cuisine.
At the hearing, one of the restaurateurs reaffirmed that this delivery man, who was using the Deliveroo account of another, had told him "I do not deliver the Jews" before canceling the order in front of him.
Helped by an interpreter, the delivery man admitted to having canceled the orders, but not having said this sentence.