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South African Jews celebrate first criminal conviction for online anti-Semitism

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27.10.2020

South African Jews this week celebrated what they said was an unprecedented criminal conviction, handed down for anti-Semitic Twitter posts calling for action against Jews worse than the Holocaust.

On Friday, the Randburg Magistrates Court found Matome Letsoalo guilty of crimen injuria — a crime defined as “unlawfully and intentionally impairing the dignity or privacy of another person” — for two tweets targeting the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD).

“This was the first-ever criminal verdict in an anti-Semitism case in South Africa,” the group said........

© The Times of Israel


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