The Amiens Court of Appeal has upheld the November 2020 judgment of Senlis Criminal Court convicting the author of a misleading video, posted on March 17, 2020, of public defamation against the Institut Pasteur.
Today, Wednesday January 11, 2023, the Amiens Court of Appeal confirmed all aspects of the ruling of Senlis Criminal Court (November 2, 2020) convicting the author of a video posted on March 17, 2020 of public defamation against the Institut Pasteur.
On November 2, 2020, Senlis Criminal Court convicted the author of a misleading video claiming that the Institut Pasteur had invented SARS-CoV-2 virus, posted online on March 17, 2020, of public defamation against the Institut Pasteur. The author's words, which were untrue and unfounded and were based on a misinterpretation of a patent submitted in 2004, led to a wave of strong reactions against the Institut Pasteur.
For this reason, the Institut Pasteur had no other choice but to lodge a complaint for defamation, without prejudice to the right to freedom of expression, which the Institut Pasteur recognizes and defends.