The Austrian lawyer who filed a criminal case against the leader of the Freedom Party (FPÖ), Heinz-Christian Strache, for inciting hatred has called for Strache's Facebook page to be shut down.
Georg Zanger wants the FPÖ boss and several other people who left comments on his popular Facebook page to be charged with inciting hatred. The Vienna Prosecutor's Office is currently investigating the case and will make a decision on whether Strache may have broken Austria's speech laws against minorities and refugees.
Strache posted a newspaper article about a young Syrian asylum seeker attempting to kill himself by lying in front of a tram in Vienna, with the comment: 'Stunned!'. It triggered a wave of hate comments directed at asylum seekers, and anyone critical of an anti-immigration viewpoint.