Sunday, 14 July 2013

The federal government is planning changes in the laws against racism. In a written note to the Anti-racism Committee of the United Nations in Geneva, which reprimanded Germany in relation to the Sarrazin case, it says: "The federal government is currently examining German laws with regard to the criminalisation of racist expressions in light of the committee's statement." In this the importance of the right to free expression will be taken into account. The Berlin state prosecutor's office, which shut down the investigation procedure against Sarrazin for insults and incitement to hatred against people, was asked "to examine any possibility of reconsidering the decision to terminate the proceedings," it says in the text dated 1 July which Tagesspiegel has access to.

At the start of April the committee noted that Sarrazin's statements - then in his interview for the periodical "Lettre" - were racist and warned that German authorities and legislation were not sufficiently protecting the population against such statements. The relevant German laws were being interpreted too narrowly, they said; that there had been no criminal proceedings against Sarrazin represented an infringement against the Anti-racism convention. The committee had set a deadline of 90 days for a response from Berlin.
Source: Tagesspiegel

See my original post about the statement of this committee here.


Maria José said...

Teenage white Muslim convert who wants Sharia law jailed for assault

A white Muslim convert who vowed to bring Sharia law to the UK has been jailed for six weeks for beating up a photographer.

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