Two men fined €3,000 each over racist Face­book com­ments

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Two youths have been found guilty of prop­a­gat­ing hate speech and were each fined €3,000 by a court yes­ter­day morn­ing for racist com­ments they posted on a Face­book page.

The com­ments were posted on the racist page ‘Daqshekk għall-Im­mi­graz­zjoni Lle­gali f’Malta’ in March 2015.

Both men com­mented next to a pic­ture of a black man re­cov­er­ing in a hos­pi­tal bed, ap­par­ently at Mater Dei Hos­pi­tal.

Christo­pher Pisani wrote “burn him” while Eric Cuschieri sug­gested he would re­place the man’s sa­line drip with sul­phuric acid (spirtu tal-melħ).

Screen­shots of the men’s Face­book com­ments were handed to the Po­lice Cy­ber­crime Unit and the men were ar­raigned by sum­mons be­fore Mag­is­trate Claire Stafrace Zam­mit yes­ter­day.

Both pleaded guilty and were fined €3,000. The men no­ti­fied the court that they in­tend to ap­peal the sen­tence.

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