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Old May 20th, 2014 #4
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He's to a 99% certainty going to appeal the conviction, which means that the case will now be tried in the second instance, our appeal court, "hovrätten".

I have a very, very hard time seeing that this judgement, that truly bears the mark of a banana-republic, will be able to stand. The reasoning and motivation for the judgment is just absurd...not even that grim really (though the development surely is), just...stupid. Idiotic. Infantile. Embarrassing.

There was one formulation in it that caught my eye however, that really was sinister, which reminded me of the wording in one of the "holocaust-denier"-trials (I think Horst Mahler) [my translation] :

"The question of whether what Michael Hess said was true, or if what he said appeared true to him, is of no significance in this case."