A man in his 70's in Sweden has been given a fine of over £1,000 by a court after he made disparaging remarks about Muslims on social media.

The pensioner, who lives in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, was convicted by a court last week on charges of hate speech against Muslims online. The comments were made on a Swedish Facebook page which has around 4,000 members, and the man is alleged to have called Muslims "monkeys" and said: "The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim," SVT reports.

The court imposed a fine of 12,000 Swedish krona, or around £1,166, on the man after finding him guilty.

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