Austria / Regional Court Salzburg / 47 Hv 73/16k




Austria / Regional Court Salzburg / 47 Hv 73/16k

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Decision/ruling/judgment date

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Crime type(s) concerned/related

Incitement to violence or hatred

Related hate bias motivation


Groups affected

Refugees & Asylum seekers

Court/Body type

National court


Regional Court (Landesgericht)

Key facts of the case

The case concerns online incitement to hatred and violence. The defendant commented on a video on Facebook by stating [roughly translated:] "A storm gun and some magazines solve these problems in seconds. I do not understand why the genetic special waste is not being fired at immediately".

Main reasoning/argumentation

Not publicly available

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

Not publicly available

Results (sanctions, outcome) and key consequences or implications of the case

Sentenced to 10 months imprisonment on probation (duration of probation: 3 years); in addition: fine of 180 daily rates á € 4

Key quotation in original language and translated into English with reference details

Not publicly available

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