PARIS – A French judge has ordered off newsstands a magazine that published a cover photo of a Jewish man who was allegedly tortured by a group of people now on trial for their role in his death.
The magazine, "Choc," which means shock in French, must be withdrawn by May 22 for publishing a picture of Ilan Halimi taken by his captors.
Judge Phillipe Jean-Draeher says the "exceptional" attack on the feelings of Halimi's mother and sisters led to his ruling Wednesday. The mother was awarded $27,544 and the sisters each $13,772 in damages.
The magazine must pay a $275 fine for every infraction.
Twenty-seven people are on trial in a case that has raised concerns about anti-Semitism. Halimi's family says he was killed because he was Jewish.