The Antiwar Facebook Comment Which Got A 19 Year Old Student Arrested [Pic] (InformationLiberation)
Wednesday March 14th, 2012
This tame Facebook comment got a 19-year-old student arrested in the United Kingdom.
Azhar Ahmed, 19, is said to have posted the comments on his profile page and has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.What point is made by arresting someone for exercising free speech?
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said Ahmed, of Fir Avenue, Ravensthorpe, was criticising the level of attention the British soldiers who died in a bomb blast received compared to Afghan civilians who have died in the war.
The spokesman said: "He didn't make his point very well and that is why he has landed himself in bother."