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Free speech victory: Finnish lawmaker on trial for quoting Bible verses acquitted in landmark case

A Helsinki court has dismissed all charges against former Finnish minister Päivi Räsänen and Lutheran bishop Juhan Pohjoli in a trial portrayed as a major litmus test for freedom of speech that garnered international attention. The court unanimously declared in a statement on March 30 that it “was not the district court’s duty to interpret […]
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Finnish politician begins hate speech trial for using Bible quotes in LGBT debate, faces up to two years in prison

A renowned Finnish politician has been accused of inciting homophobia due to quoting the Bible and stating that marriage was a union between a man and a woman

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