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Saturday, March 26, 2005

European Arrest Warrant

Do you remember the European Arrest Warrant, designed to protect us from cross border terrorists and sex slave smugglers. Well we have finally found out what it is for:

He meant it as a piece of religious satire, a playful look at the life of Jesus. But Gerhard Haderer's depiction of Christ as a binge-drinking friend of Jimi Hendrix and naked surfer high on cannabis has caused a furore that could potentially land the cartoonist in jail. Haderer did not even know that his book, The Life of Jesus, had been published in Greece until he received a summons to appear in court in Athens in January charged with blasphemy. He was given a six-month suspended sentence in absentia, but if he loses his appeal next month his sentence could be increased to two years.
So an Austrian faces punishment in Greece for something that is not even illegal in his home country. Thats pretty much what the warrants detractors said all along. Now we all have to be up to date with thlaws in 25 different countries and abide by them. Story found via Natalie Solent, via Public Interest

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