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Complaint against extreme-right websites

Published on 17/05/2006

17 May 2006

BRUSSELS — The League of Human Rights was to lodge a complaint with the Antwerp public prosecution office against the websites Stormfront and Blood and Honour on Wednesday.
Racist messages are alleged to have been posted to the discussion forums in recent days.

The League of Human Rights claims the websites spread messages of hate and urge discrimination and violence.

It said the contents of the websites are clearly prosecutable, newspaper ‘De Standaard’ reported.

The league based its complaint on anti-racism laws, which state that it is a prosecutable offence to incite hate and discrimination against a group or community.

It also said the websites contribute to a racist climate, which then leads to tragic events, such as the shooting in Antwerp last week.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news