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Thirteen people in France go on Trial for online harassment

Thirteen people in France go on Trial for online harassment




People went on trial in france for cyber  bullying against a teenager who posted  comments critical of islam  the victim identifies herself as mila on  the digital space  she was targeted last year after she  after her anti-islamic video  went viral on tick tock and instagram  last year  mila received death threats and online  abuse from the post  after which she had to switch schools  and was given police protection  all of the 13 defendants from the  different parts of france  are between the ages of 18 to 35 if  convicted they  can face up to two years in prison and a  fine for around 37  000 for online harassment a few of them  are also accused of online death threats  and can face  three years of prison and maximum fine  of 55 000  under the french law according to  reports one of the defense  defendants in the trial threatened mila  with a similar fate house  of samuel patty the high school teacher  that was beheaded in 2020  for showing caricatures of the prophet  muhammad during a lecture  this scale holds special significance it  is the first  trial under france's new jurisdiction  against online harassment and  discrimination  at the time of the incident france's  equality minister called for tougher  measures against cyber bullying  and even the french president emmanuel  macron defended miele's rights to  blasphemy  freedom of expression is a secular right  in france and blasphemy is not  considered a crime  some of the french muslims however feel  that their country unfairly stigmatizes  their religious practices.

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