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Founder of Germany's far-right Pegida fined for inciting hatred
The founder of Germany's xenophobic and anti-Islamic Pegida movement was Tuesday convicted of inciting racial hatred and fined nearly 10,000 euros for branding refugees "cattle" and "scum" on social media.
Lutz Bachmann, founder of the far-right "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident" movement, was ordered to pay 9,600 euros ($11,000) over the widely-shared Facebook posts.
Judge Hans Hlavka told the court in the eastern city of Dresden it was "clear" that Bachmann was responsible for the comments on the social network and that his insults could not be considered as free speech.
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