Austria / Higher Regional Court Vienna / 17 Bs 295/17g




Austria / Higher Regional Court Vienna / 17 Bs 295/17g

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Decision/ruling/judgment date

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Crime type(s) concerned/related

Incitement to violence or hatred

Related hate bias motivation


Groups affected


Court/Body type

National court


Vienna Court of Appeal (Oberlandesgericht Wien)

Key facts of the case

A person shared a photo of Muslim man and a sheep herd on Facebook and commented the photo with "72 virgins only for you; ElitePartner academics & singles with high standards; Syria edition."

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

The Higher Regional Court found that this posting amounts to incitement to hatred according to § 283 of the Austrian Criminal Code.

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

not publicly available

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