Finnish prosecutor's decision paints picture of hostile path towards free speech and Christianity
The Finnish prosecutor has announced she will appeal Räsänen and Pohjola’s acquittal on ‘hate speech’ charges.
“At the end of March, a Finnish criminal court delivered a unanimous decision of “not guilty” in what has become widely known as the “Bible Trial.” The court found Christian member of Parliament and grandmother Päivi Räsänen and Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola not guilty of “hate speech,” striking a major blow against an increasingly aggressive secular worldview and a win for the very foundational values of Western Civilization – freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
At least, for now. Last week, the Finnish prosecutor announced she would appeal Räsänen and Pohjola’s acquittal.
Since 2019, activist prosecutors in the Finnish legal system have systematically targeted Räsänen and Bishop Pohjola for their public confession of their deeply held religious beliefs,” writes Sean Nelson, Legal counsel for ADF International.
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