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Old 03-20-2018, 12:47 PM   #10860 (permalink)
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Free speech row as Scots 'Nazi dog' film maker found guilty of being grossly offensive online | HeraldScotland

THE SCOT who trained his dog to respond to his calls of "gas the Jews" has been found guilty of posting an offensive message online.

Sheriff Derek O'Carroll found Mark Meechan guilty of communicating a video which was "grossly offensive".

The Meechan case became an international freedom of speech talking point after his video titled M8 Yer Dugs A Nazi was posted two years ago.

Among those criticising the verdict was award-winning comedy writer and performer Ricky Gervais who said: "A man has been convicted in a UK court of making a joke that was deemed 'grossly offensive'.

"If you don't believe in a person's right to say things that you might find 'grossly offensive', then you don't believe in Freedom of Speech."
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