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UK Politician Arrested Over Twitter ‘Stoning Joke’

November 11th, 2010 11:17 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

History’s Coming To writes “The BBC is reporting that a Tory city councillor has been arrested over a ‘joke’ he posted to Twitter suggesting that Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a UK based writer, be stoned to death. The full tweet read ‘Can someone please stone Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to death? I shan’t tell Amnesty if you don’t. It would be a blessing, really.’ Following complaints he was arrested under the Communications Act 2003 and bailed. He has since apologised. This comes on the same day that a conviction for a Twitter ‘joke’ about blowing up an airport was upheld.”

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