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Man Who Praised Quebec Mosque Shooter In Online Videos Gets 30 Days In Jail

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 12 Jun, 2019

    LAVAL, Que. — A Quebec man who was found guilty last May of inciting hatred against Muslims has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

     

    The sentence handed to Pierre Dion of Terrebonne, Que., Tuesday went beyond what the Crown had recommended.


    Quebec court Judge Gilles Garneau sentenced the 49-year-old man today at the courthouse in Laval, opting for a stricter sentence to send a message of dissuasion to the community.


    Dion published two videos of himself this year on Jan. 28 and 29 — the two-year anniversary of an attack on a Quebec City mosque that left six dead.


    In the videos he praised the convicted killer and urged Canadians to "kick Muslims out of the country." He was arrested two days later.


    The Crown had recommended a sentence of community service while the defence had suggested 18 months of probation, strict restrictions on internet usage and a $1,500 donation to a Muslim organization.


    Garneau instead ordered incarceration to be served one day a week beginning June 21.


    When the verdict came down on May 22, Garneau said there wasn't any doubt to him the accused's remarks were directed at an identifiable group as indicated in Criminal Code provisions covering hate speech — in this case, Muslims.

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