Italian Jewish Community to honour Sarah Halimi five years after her murder

The Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) will hold a special ceremony honouring the memory of Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old Jewish woman brutally murdered on 4 April 2017 in Paris by her neighbour.

The event will take place five years after the murder and one year after the controversial sentence by the French Court of Cassation, issued in April 2021, which ruled that the killer, Kobili Traoré, was not legally responsible.

The meeting will be held at the Bibliographic Centre of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities in Rome. Noemi Di Segni, President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, will deliver opening remarks.

Speakers include Sarah Halimi’s son, Yonathan Halimi, accompanied by his wife Esther, Francis Kalifat, President of CRIF (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France), French Ambassador to Italy Christian Masset, National Coordinator for the fight against anti-Semitism Milena Santerini, criminal lawyer Tommaso Levi, and criminal law professor Giuliano Balbi.

The meeting will be led by UCEI Councillor in charge of coordinating cultural initiatives and activities Gadi Schoenheit.


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