France’s Socialist Party reacted with anger on Tuesday after IMF chief and prominent Socialist Party member Dominique Strauss-Kahn was paraded handcuffed before TV cameras on his way to a US court hearing to face charges of sexual assault.
REUTERS - French Socialist politicians voiced outrage on Tuesday at the parading of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn handcuffed and unshaven in the United States before he has a chance to defend himself on charges of attempted rape.
"The most likely outcome is that this case will stick and even if he pleads not guilty, which he may be, he won't be able to be candidate for the Socialist primary for the presidency and he won't be able to stay at the IMF."
Jacques Attali, economist and prominent socialist
"This man must be respected, his family must be respected. I don't want to make use for myself of what has happened. I think it would be indecent to make an episode out of this today and the rest of the week."
Ségolene Royale, candidate for Socialist Party primary
IMF chief and Socialist Party favourite charged with assault
Date created : 2011-05-17