Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Politician Brings Complaint against Columnist for Incitement to Violence

Femke Halsema, the leader of the Green Left faction in Parliament, has submitted a police complaint against columnist Rikus Spithorst for incitement to violence. The latter, in a satiric article, had called for the burning of Halsema’s home. The attorney-general’s office must now decide whether Spithorst will be prosecuted. If so he risks a jail sentence of up to four years.

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