Monday, May 21, 2007

Norway: Tore Tvedt, leader of the neo-Nazi organization Vigrid, has been acquitted of insulting Jews in a newspaper interview


Tvedt, 64, was cleared by Borgarting Court of Appeals on Tuesday, for remarks in an interview with national newspaper VG on July 14, 2003.

Tvedt's remarks included comments such as "the Jews are the main enemy", they "have killed our people" and that "they are evil murderers". Tvedt also said: "They are not human, they are parasites that shall be rooted out..."

Tvedt was convicted of insulting Norway's Jews in Eiker, Modum and Sigdal Court and was sentenced to 45 days in prison and two years probation, but his appeal has now been successful.

Borgarting Court ruled that the statements were not so coarse as to qualify for racist utterances.

"The ruling is important for freedom of speech in a democratic society and I note that with this the court has given expression free rein and reserved the use of punishment for those cases where violence or physical assault are threatened," said Tvedt's defense lawyer John Christian Elden.

Norwegian jailed for Web racism


At 11:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he converts to islam, then he could avoid the legal hassle. But the guy is probably a Wotanist (not that there is anything wrong with that. In fact, the Wotanist version of heaven, Valhalla, is kind of like a big frat party where you get to nail hot Scandinavian babes for eternity when you are not getting tanked on mead).

At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Walter said...

Nice to see that the Borgarting Court of Appeals isn't controlled by Jews the way our courts are in the United States.


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