Swedish Politician Convicted of Thoughtcrime for Posting Statistics About Rape on Facebook

May 20, 2014

Sweden Democrat Party politician Michael Hess of Karlskrona was sentenced on May 8, 2014 to pay a $32,000 Kroner fine for “hate speech” after writing about rape statistics on Facebook. This is the equivalent of almost $6,000 USD.

According to the judgment, the statement is not part of a “factual and authoritative discussion” and it thus it does not matter whether or not the statement is true.

Source: Swedish Free Times

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