Equality and Human Rights Framework

ENAR Press statement: Romanian President sentenced: Hate speech IS a crime!

Saturday 15 February 2014
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On 14 February 2014 ENAR welcomed the official condemnation of Romania’s President Traian Basescu for making racist remarks against the Roma.

Despite the symbolic fine of 130€ (600 lei), it shows that everybody, even high-level political figures, can and should be held accountable for hate speech.

Read the statement here

Read a BBC article here

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