Switzerland / 31-07-2013

6 months prison for antisemitic web postings

Source: http://www.rts.ch/info/regions/fribourg/5104073-la-justice-genevoise-condamne-des-propos-antisemites-tenus-sur-internet.html

Geneva - A 55-year-old man has been found guilty of racial discrimination by a Geneva court for posting antisemitic articles on the internet.


The court heard that the man had directed his comments against all Jews and had denied the Holocaust existed in 50 articles published between January 2010 and May this year.


Although he’d repeatedly been asked by authorities to remove the texts, he refused to do so.


He was sentenced to six months in prison.