Defendants were fined for “asylum spray” in city court, and the district court agreed. Now the case goes to the Supreme Court.
The Danes’ Party – and in particular founder Daniel Stokholm, formerly Carlsen – got a proper turn in the media when several in 2016 distributed “asylum spray” in Haderslev.
The court in Sønderborg convicted Daniel Stokholm and three others of racism. Everyone except Daniel Stockholm appealed, and the high court also convicted the three of racism.
On Wednesday at 9 o’clock it will be the Supreme Court’s turn to investigate the case.
The spray was a hair spray pasted with the word “asylum spray”. At the back of the spray were instructions to use the spray against non-Western immigrants.
And it is not covered by the Penal Code’s section on racism, says defense attorney Michael Juul Eriksen.
– The core of the racism clause is that one speaks disparagingly of a group of people on the basis of their ethnicity or beliefs. The way in which this is addressed is to descendants in Denmark from non-western countries.
– There I think it is fairly wide. That is four-fifths of the Earth’s population that the people can be descended from. It is from many different ethnicities, said Michael Juul Eriksen, after the high court convicted of racism.
It was as part of the immigrant-critical Danes’ Party that the men in 2016 distributed sprays on the streets of Haderslev to random passers-by.
The three handed out the spray together with Daniel Stokholm.
Like the others, he was sentenced to 15 daily fines of 500 kroner in the city court. Daniel Stokholm was also sentenced to 30 days probation, which in principle should not be served, and he did not appeal the sentence.
For an hour, Stockholm and the other hairsprayers handed out political messages and said that the party believed that migrants created security problems in Denmark and that they should be deported. Moreover, they would have legalized pepper spray.
– Do you want to be safe without spray? The migrants, who have come to Denmark under the guise of being “refugees”, have insulted Danish girls and created insecurity, it said on stickers put on the many sprays.
The verdict in the Supreme Court is expected to be handed down at a later date.
/ ritzau /
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