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+ - UK Politician Arrested Over Twitter "Stoning Joke"->

Submitted by History's Coming To
History's Coming To (1059484) 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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UK Politician Arrested Over Twitter "Stoning Joke"

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