Swedish politician convicted of a crime for posting statistics about rape on Facebook
Sweden Democrat Party politician Michael Hess of Karlskrona was sentenced on May 8, 2014 to pay a $32,000 Kroner fine for “hate speech” after writing about rape statistics on Facebook. This is the equivalent of almost $6,000 USD.
According to the judgment, the statement is not part of a “factual and authoritative discussion” and it thus it does not matter whether or not the statement is true.
Source: Swedish Free Times