Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is back in court, appealing his sentence for attempting to secure confidential information from a prosecutor
France’s Sarkozy appeals prison sentence
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has appeared in court again, in an appeal against a guilty verdict from March 2021 for bribery and undue influence.
The sentence at the time was three years in prison, two of them suspended.
At the start of his trial before the appeals court, Sarkozy, 67, protested his innocence: “Where is the evidence? There is no evidence. I am defending my pride here.”
The conservative politician was head of state between 2007 and 2012.