Man publishing anti-migrant ad gets conditional sentence

THE DISTRICT court in Žilina made a plea bargain with 19-year-old Dávid from Čadca district who published an internet ad offering money for killing migrants in August 2015.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: Sme)

The court punished him with a suspended three-year sentence with a three-year probation supervision. Moreover, he will have to participate in a social training programme, the TASR newswire reported.

The 19-year-old man committed several crimes, including producing the extremist documents, spreading them, and inciting national, racial and ethnic hatred, said Marián Úkrop from the district prosecutor’s office in Žilina. The punishment corresponds with the fact that the man has not been prosecuted before, he added, as reported by TASR.

Read also:A Slovak placed online ad offers money for shooting migrants Read more 

The young man published the ad on the internet on August 19, 2015, offering a reward for shooting migrants. The text was accompanied with a photo of the refugee camp in Gabčíkovo (Trnava Region) and also a picture of a group of people sailing on a rubber boat, said Jana Balogová, spokesperson for the regional police corps headquarters in Žilina.

Moreover, on his social network profile he published a video capturing the production of extremist materials and his statements against migrants, she added, as reported by TASR.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Migration crisis

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

News digest: Some schools open, so do some ski resorts

Top prosecutor to be appointed soon. Zsuzsová goes to prison in a murder case. Pezinok judges are busy deciding about custodies for high-profile suspects.

Health Ministry gearing up for COVID vaccines

Mass campaign planned to get people to take jab.

Illustrative stock photo

He was almost murdered. Instead, he is to become general prosecutor

It was not clear whether the election would take place on December 3 until the very last moment.

Maroš Žilinka

Žilinka elected the next general prosecutor

He received 132 votes out of the 147 present MPs.

Maroš Žilinka