Østjysk politician threatened: I will smash your head with a stone

member of parliament received threatening messages, but the court has not found evidence that 41-year-old woman stands behind. A 41-year-old woman is at the C

Østjysk politician threatened: I will smash your head with a stone

member of parliament received threatening messages, but the court has not found evidence that 41-year-old woman stands behind.

A 41-year-old woman is at the Court in Aarhus acquitted on charges of having sent the threatening messages to the the middle of denmark member of parliament Fatma Øktem (V).

the Woman was charged with, among other things, to have written:

"Promise to smash your head with rock" and "I want to drill in your head that you can't stand up again from where you are".

But the court has not found it proven that the threats were actually written by the woman.

the Messages received from Fatma Øktem via the messaging service Messenger for soon three years ago.

the Politician has the court explained, that she often receives messages with a hateful or threatening wording.

I usually delete the messages I get. But here it was just nastier and nastier, and then I went to the police.

- the last Straw was when there were laid flowers in front of my door, Fatma Øktem explained in court.

The accused woman, who, like Fatma Øktem has a Turkish background, have explained that she knew who the politician was.

They have among other things, gone to mother-tongue education at the same school in the north of Aarhus.

But the accused recalls, not to have written the threatening messages to the politician.

- I remember it not. I was very sick and during the clearing of a psychosis, has the woman with the black hair in a ponytail explained.

Some messages are sent from the woman's Facebook profile - a profile, as the defendants acknowledge.

Other messages - the more coarse-grained ones with threats on life and death - sent by anonymous profiles.

It is the prosecution's submission that these messages - from the tone and wording - all coming from the same person - namely, the 41-year-old woman.

But the court has assessed it differently.

Fatma Øktem writes on Facebook that she respects the court's decision.

- When it is said, I am personally sorry that it does not get any consequences to threaten and harass another human being, which in this case is me. It should no be exposed to, writes the politician.

the Prosecution now has two weeks to consider whether the judgement should be appealed.

It is well known that many politicians are being threatened or harassed.

Recently, the Institute for human Rights documented that 72 percent of the candidates at the general election in June saw the harassment and threats during the election campaign.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 26 November 2019, 16:00

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