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Fine for insulting Polish troops

25th August 2012

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The court's decision may mean more Internet users will be fined in the future
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The Minister of Defence has given his support to the case of a 62-year-old man who was fined after writing his thoughts on Poland’s involvement in Afghanistan on an Internet forum.

According to reports on TVN, the man was ordered to pay PLN 100 for “inciting a crime” by posting his views following the death of a Polish soldier.

“And let them die, those who told them to go there and assault and murder Afghans. Who gave them the right. Why do Afghans deserve Poles interfering in their business,” he wrote on the forum under the name ‘Leon z gazowni’ last year.

Following the decision of Sroda Wielkopolska District Court to fine the Internet user, Defence Minister Tomasz Siemon ...

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