A court has found a Swiss politician guilty of racial discrimination for comments made on social media following a fatal shooting at a St Gallen mosque in north-eastern Switzerland in 2014.
Sion district court said on Thursday it had given the parliamentarian Jean-Luc Addor a suspended fine of CHF18,000 ($18,700) for his remarks that contravened the Swiss racial discrimination law.
Minutes after a man was shot to death in a St Gallen mosque on August 22, 2014, Addor, a member of the House of Representatives for the rightwing Swiss People's Party, wrote "On en redemande!" ("Let's have more!") on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, the court said.