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Alliance Alert – 26 August 2020

Free speech case concerning former Finnish minister continues

Yesterday, former Minister of the Interior and serving Member of the Finnish Parliament, Päivi Räsänen, faced her third police interrogation in recent months.

The reason for the summoning of the medical doctor, mother of five and grandmother of six: she publicly voiced her opinion on family and marriage.

Therefore, the Finnish Prosecutor General suspects her of “ethnic agitation”, a crime punishable with up to two years of imprisonment.

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