Monday, March 28, 2011

Increase in Threats Against Politicians

The public prosecution has announced that in 2010, politicians were threatened with violence 353 times. That is an increase of 8%. Deputy ministers, parliamentarians, mayors, aldermen and members of the municipal council were threatened. In 201 cases, the public prosecution considered that these were criminal acts. Ninety-two cases were resolved. In 72 of the cases, the threats were from minors. Most threats are sent via email or posted on the internet anonymously.

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