On Facebook he had insulted Renate Künast, now a man has to pay a fine for it. The green politician repeatedly takes action against hate speech.

A 71-year-old from the Leipzig area has to pay a fine for insulting green politician Renate Künast on the internet. As the Leipzig prosecutor announced on Friday, a corresponding penalty order has been issued. The man accepted the guilty verdict and now has to pay the fine of a monthly pension.

Künast has been taking legal action against hatred and agitation on the internet for some time now. The 71-year-old’s comment on Facebook was labeled an insult by the Berlin Supreme Court in March. The member of the Bundestag managed to release the data of the 71-year-old and other users. According to the public prosecutor, the pensioner does not yet have a criminal record.

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