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Prisoner severs finger and sends to minister

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09:41 CEST+02:00
A French prisoner hacked off his own finger and sent it to Justice Minister Christiane Taubira in an attempt to accelerate his transfer to a different jail.

Tragically, the prisoner's request had already been approved when the digit arrived at the justice ministry on Thursday, a spokesman said. "We were just
waiting for a space to become free in the region requested."

In one of France's most celebrated cases of wrongful conviction, Roland Agret sent pieces of one of his fingers to the then justice minister in 1983 and 1984 in order to protest his innocence. His 1970 conviction for complicity in a murder was quashed in 1985.

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