A court in the home city of German anti-Islamization group Pegida fined its founder on Tuesday for inciting hatred against migrants, local media reported.
German court bans large parts of poem insulting Turkey's Erdogan
- A German court Friday barred a TV comedian from reciting in full his so-called "defamatory poem" against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan which sparked a diplomatic row last year.
In the poem, broadcast in March 2016, satirist Jan Boehmermann accused Erdogan of bestiality and watching child porn, while gleefully admitting he was flouting legal limits to free speech as a deliberate provocation.READ MORE: Swedish Police Officer Who Spoke out on Migrant Crime Now Under Investigation for Racial Hatred
It ruled that the claimant "does not have to accept insults or verbal abuse", even if the offensive passages were clearly not intended to be taken seriously.
The Turkish leader had sought a complete ban on the poem.(Excerpt) Read more at: yahoo.com ...
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