Austria / Regional Court Korneuburg / 505 Hv 109/16y




Austria / Regional Court Korneuburg / 505 Hv 109/16y

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Decision/ruling/judgment date

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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 defendant posted on several facebook pages the following: "Adolf Hitler needed to be alive and instead of killing innocent Jews, he should put all asylum seekers into a large hall and burn them alive." In addition, in response to an online newspaper article referring to 45 refugees being abandoned on the motorway, he posted a comment stating: "Away with the muck!!!!!".

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 3 months imprisonment on probation (duration of probation: 3 years)

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

Not publicly available

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