Florence Cassez behind bars
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French prisoner Florence Cassez released in Mexico

A Frenchwoman jailed in Mexico in 2007 for 60 years for kidnapping has been freed, after the Supreme Court ruled her rights were violated.

Florence Cassez had denied the charges and many irregularities were found in the case, including a staged televised police raid.

The case provoked tensions between Mexico and France, where news of her release has been welcomed.

Will Grant reports.

  • 24 Jan 2013