Criminalizing Free Speech

May 16, 2017

Free speech in western European countries is under attack. Speaking the truth may land a 70 year old Swedish woman in prison for pointing out that immigrants “set cars on fire and urinate and defecate in the streets.” She made the statement in a Facebook post in 2015. A prosecutor said that the comment is an incitement to racial hatred. The crime of incitement to racial hatred can carry a two year prison term.