France begins jailing people for ironic comments
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 13:36
Mock Charlie Hebdo cover circulated after the murder of the magazine’s cartoonists. The text says “Charlie Hebdo is shit. It doesn’t stop bullets.”
The arrest is part of a harsh crackdown on free speech in the country that has prompted criticism from national and international human rights organizations.
A 16-year-old high school student was taken into police custody on Thursday and indicted for “defending terrorism,” national broadcaster France 3 reports.
His alleged crime? http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/france-begins-jailing-people-ironic-comments