"A Finnish journalist stands trial, charged with defamation after having called a local politician a racist and a nazi on Facebook."
"the Politician requires the journalist on a damages equivalent to more than 15 000 Swedish kronor, reports Iltalehti."
"According to the prosecutor, has the journalist's opinions, there is no link to her occupation, but have been intended to discredit the politician."
"the Man, who sits in the city council in Oulu, a nationalistic collection list, is known for controversial posts on his blog. He was sentenced 2018 for incitement to racial hatred after distributing a text which was offensive to muslim refugees."
"the Journalist denies the offence and claims that she was harassed by the politician and his acquaintances in connection with a bokevenemang, with the result that security personnel were called in, and that the man himself called himself a nazi and a racist. After the event she wrote on social media that she suspects to be persecuted by the nazis, a statement that was intended for a limited circle of people, according to the defense."
"the union of journalists in Finland calling the lawsuit absurd."
"the Trial takes place in front of police guard in the district court of Oulu."