Two bloggers sentenced to prison in Czech Republic for speaking out about refugees from Ukraine

One will have to sit in prison for ten months, and the second – six.

In the Czech Republic, a hearing was held on the case of a public expression of hatred towards Ukrainian refugees from two bloggers. Both will serve time in prison for statements in one of the videos. The first must serve ten months behind bars, and the second – six.

According to the Novinky portal, Patrick Tushl and Tomasz Cermak were taken to court under escort. The bloggers were sentenced on the day the case was heard. The first will be sentenced to ten months in prison, and the second will sit behind bars for six months.

In response to the indictment, Tuschl said that he had no claims against Ukrainians in general. However, he opposes the actions of some nationalists from Ukraine. He apologized for the profanity in the video and acknowledged that the video format is not suitable for expressing his position. However, Tuschl does not feel guilty for the hate speech. Cermak called the speech inappropriate and stated that he had made a mistake.

According to the indictment, in August, two bloggers broadcast videos on their own social networks where they slandered Ukrainians. For example, men urged to respond with their demonstrations to the rallies of citizens of our country.

And Chermak said: “Ukrainians are starting to multiply here, one demonstration after another. We must act now, otherwise we will end up in hell.”

Bloggers also used insults against Ukrainians. The accusation of the Czech court is not final and can be appealed.

Cases of inappropriate treatment of Ukrainians abroad
In September, a woman hit a Ukrainian child on board a Vienna-Valencia plane. She turned out to be a Russian woman who was arrested after landing.
No less scandalous incident occurred in mid-September in Estonia. A citizen of the Russian Federation began to insult Ukrainian refugees on the beach in Tallinn. For this, he was deprived of a permanent residence permit.
In France, the manager of one of the Parisian restaurants expelled Ukrainian women from the institution with the words “Vive Putin”. Later, he tried to justify himself to a man from Ukraine. Meanwhile, the institution received thousands of negative reviews on the Google search network.