Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Supreme Court: Hate Poster against Former Minister Permitted

The Supreme Court has decided that a poster which was aimed at Rita Verdonk when she was minister of immigrant affairs should be permitted. The poster said “Travel agency Rita, arrests, deportation, cremation, adequate till the bitter end.” The poster was shown on a television program. The prosecution has fought this issue through all the courts because it suggested that Verdonk was intentionally deporting foreigners and causing them to be cremated. The prosecution also said that the poster called up associations with Nazi practices. The supreme court decided that the poster was satirical and did not promote violence.

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