Anti-war Facebook comment nets man 240 hours of involuntary servitude, £300 fine (InformationLiberation)
Wednesday October 10th, 2012
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A man who posted an offensive Facebook message following the deaths of six British soldiers has been given a community order._
Azhar Ahmed, 20, of Fir Avenue, Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, was found guilty in September of sending a grossly offensive communication.
He said he did not think the message, which said "all soldiers should die and go to hell", was offensive.
Ahmed was also fined £300 at Huddersfield Magistrates' Court.
He will have to do 240 hours of community service over a two-year period.
Ahmed was charged after the mother of one of the soldiers read the comments and was so upset she called the police.
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