Agustin Acosta, the defense lawyer of Florence Cassez, speaks during an interview with Reuters in his office in Mexico City

 
Agustin Acosta, the defense lawyer of Florence Cassez, speaks during an interview with Reuters in his office in Mexico City
Agustin Acosta, the defense lawyer of Florence Cassez, speaks during an interview with Reuters in his office in Mexico City January 22, 2013. Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday will review the case of a French woman serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping, a conviction that has caused a long-running diplomatic spat with France. Florence Cassez, 38, was convicted in 2008 for participating in a kidnapping ring, but the legal process was riddled with irregularities, prompting criticism of Mexico's justice system and protests from France over her treatment. The hearing before the Supreme Court could set the scene for an early release, if the five-judge panel agrees to discount some of the evidence used to convict her. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)