Sarkozy innocent until proven guilty, says France`s Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy should be seen as innocent until proven guilty after being charged with corruption and influence peddling.

Paris: French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy should be seen as innocent until proven guilty after being charged with corruption and influence peddling.

In a cabinet session, Hollande insisted to ministers on "the independence of the judiciary and the presumption of innocence," government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said.

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