Czech court jails bloggers for inciting hatred against Ukrainian refugees
Videos in which bloggers insulted Ukrainians who fled to Czechia used as evidence in case (Photo:Novinky)
A court in the city of Kladno, the CzechRepublic, has sentenced bloggers Patrik Tušl and Tomáš Čermák to prison for insulting Ukrainian refugees, the local newspaper Novinky reported on Oct. 26.
On defamation and incitement of hatred against Videos in which the bloggers insulted Ukrainians who had fled to the Czech Republic from Russian aggression were used in evidence in criminal proceedings representatives of other races, nations or ethnic groups.
In the videos, the bloggers used humiliating and obscene expressions, in particular, they called Ukrainian refugees “shit.”
“Ukrainians are beginning to multiply here,” the bloggers complained.
“One rally after another. We have to act now, otherwise we will end up in hell.”
For their hate speech against Ukrainians, Tušl and Čermák were sentenced to 10 and six months in prison, respectively.
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