Martin Konvička, leader of the Czech far-right group Bloc Against Islam, has been accused of encouraging hatred of Muslims over the statements he made on his Facebook profile, his lawyer Klára Samková told journalists today.

The Bloc Against Islam said the complaint was politically motivated. It is a direct attack against freedom of speech, its spokesman David Štěpán said.

Samková said the criminal complaint was filed by an activist state attorney from northern Bohemia on November 18. The complaint concerned statements from 2011–2014, she said.

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