NORWAY: A man in his 60s from South Helgeland must meet in Brønnøy District Court on charges of having spawned hate speech against Labor deputy Hadia Tajik on Facebook.
According to the indictment by prosecutors in Nordland, he has written:
"I want her shot. A bounty of NOK 50 ($6) is paid if I receive her pig ears. I'll cook Muslim soup on them," writes Brønnøysund Avis.
It was written on April 8 this year in the comments section of an article from NRK, where Hadia Tajik advocated for a republic instead of a monarchy in Norway.
According to the prosecutor in the case, Olav Rynning Veum, the case has been reported and created by the police themselves.
- It is created in April and investigated by local police. The case is scheduled for Brønnøy District Court on 25 October. The penalty is a fine or imprisonment of up to three years, says Veum.
The man's lawyer, Tore Walle-Jensen has no comment on the matter. According to political adviser Edina Ringdal, nor Hadia Tajik wants to comment.
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