A cartoonist condemned to 6 months in jail in Greece


20 Jan, 2005
 None    Philosophy

Gerhard Haderer, an Austrian cartoonist, has been condemned by a Greek court in Athens to 6 months in jail for one of his cartoon representing the life of Jesus.


2 1106247536 A Cart Gerhard Haderer, an Austrian cartoonist, has been condemned by a Greek court in Athens to 6 months in jail for one of his cartoon representing the life of Jesus. Apparently his vision of the life of Jesus was not orthodox enough :-)
There is no separation between church and state in Greece and the orthodox religion is the official religion, obviously dictating what can be said or not.
The Raelian Movement and RAEL himself are sending their support to Gerhard Haderer and encourage him to fight up to the European Supreme Court as freedom of expression is a fundamental human right guaranteed by the European Constitution.


 




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