R v Pelham Case no. U20170377/T20170114 …
R v Pelham Case no. U20170377/T20170114 …View full Case
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Crime type(s) concerned/related
Incitement to violence or hatred
Related hate bias motivation
Blackfriars Crown Court
Key facts of the case
The defendant posted a number of hateful posts of Facebook including comments such as, ‘what this country needs is a bomb a mosque day’ and ‘we must burn mosques to the ground’.
The defendant pleaded guilty to all eight counts.
Is the case related to the application of the Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia, the Racial Equality Directive?
Key issues (concepts, interpretations) clarified by the case
This case, and the few cases like it, are significant owing to low number of prosecutions brought for this offence which can only be prosecuted with consent of Attorney General.
Results (sanctions, outcome) and key consequences or implications of the case
The defendant received a 20 month custodial sentence
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