member of parliament must pay a compensation of dkk 15,000 for defamatory statements made on Facebook.
the Copenhagen city Court has on Friday convicted member of parliament Mette Thiesen (NB) for having violated the fitness instructor Mahmoud Loubanis honor. The violation consists in the fact that she's on Facebook called Loubani for "terroristsympatisør".
- the Court has placed emphasis on, among other things, that the term almindeligvismå be understood as meaning that the person concerned, which term is used, sympathize with the terrorist, the terrorist have committed, writes judge Lone Bach Nielsen wrote in its decision.
Mette Thiesen, who also sits in the local council in Hillerød, was acquitted, however, of the punishment due to limitation, but must pay a compensation of dkk 15,000. Loubani had demanded 50.000.
in Addition, she must pay an additional dkk 15,000 to Loubani, who must cover the expense for the lawyer, as well as a fee of 500 crowns.
Mette Thiesen wrote 19. april 2018 at its facebookprofil a post with the headline "Terrorist-sympathizer used by Danmarks Radio". In the advertisement, she goes in the flesh on the fitnessinstruktøren Mahmoud Loubani, who participated in a DR program.
Loubani had as a comment to a third person's post on Facebook about Omar El-Hussein written "Allah yerhamo," which means, "may God forgive you".
El-Hussein's attack in 2015 a debatarrangement and a synagogue in Copenhagen and killed filmmanden Finn Nørgaard and the volunteer guard Dan Uzan.
Loubanis comment for El-Hussein-the advertisement perceived Thiesen as a sympatitilkendegivelse to Omar El-Hussein.
To Thiesen in the first place interested in the Loubani, was because he had commented on a posting on her facebookprofil, where she told that she had been threatened.
the comment suggested Loubani, that the threats were fabricated by Thiesen itself. And in the context he used the grinning yellow faces, so-called emojier. It got Thiesen to in the advertisement from the 19. april 2018 to mention Loubani as "a person who laughs at people who receive threats".
The statements and the term "terroristsympatisør" was after Loubanis view, a violation of the injurielovgivningen, and therefore he brought the case against Thiesen.
Court believes that the term "terroristsympatisør" is offensive, but has, however, assessed that it was in order to call Loubani for "a person who laughs at people who receive threats".
Should Thiesens lookups have been in order, so she was in court have resulted in the so-called sandhedsbevis that "Allah yerhamo" was perceived as an expression of sympathy for El-Hussein, according to the judgment.
Mette Thiesen made at the hearing in november much to, that she had chosen the name "terroristsympatisør" rather than "terrorsympatisør". But the distinction has no significance for the court.
When Mette Thiesen acquitted of punishment, so is it that there is talk about a type of case, which must be called a private prosecution. The rules of the criminal code says that there shall be raised a case within six months.
Loubani travelled first case against Thiesen in January 2019, and as criminal case considered is the case therefore, according to the district court obsolete.
Mette Thiesen informs on Facebook that she will not appeal against the verdict to the Eastern high Court.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 13 December 2019, 19:00