Rushdie goes to France

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The Independent Online
Salman Rushdie visited France yesterday for the first time since he was sentenced to death by the late Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, for his book The Satanic Verses, Reuter reports from Paris.

Mr Rushdie, who met the Education and Culture Minister, Jack Lang, had been denied entry to France since being sentenced to death four years ago for allegedly blaspheming Islam in his book.