TIL that a defendant on trial in France is prohibited from being heard under oath. As a result, “a suspect may say whatever he feels fit for his defense, without fear of sanction for perjury”.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_silence#France

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  1. You want “baffling for those used to the Anglo-American system,” try watching a criminal trial in Spain. I suggest “Murder by the Coast” on Netflix.

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