Free speech / expression in the west

June 2014, Edinburgh, UK, couple jailed for putting strips of bacon on Mosque
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-27941589
ex marine arrested without charge and detained in mental health institution for anti-government Facebook posts

http://rt.com/usa/news/marine-arrest-facebook-us-204/

Questions over UK police’s even handedness in applying malicious communication law

http://www.theweek.co.uk/technology/48259/police-ridiculed-over-tom-daley-twitter-abuse-arrest

ex marine arrested Facebook posts plans to sue FBI – Aug 29, 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/29/former-marine-facebook-sue-fbi

 

UK tourists detained and deported for colloquial tweet – Jan 30, 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/british-tourists-deported-for-tweeting_n_1242073.html

 

UK man arrested over twitter “joke”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/27/twitter-joke-trial-twits-paul-chambers?intcmp=239

british man jailed for offensive Facebook posts –  Oct 8, 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-19869710

17 year old arrested over distasteful tweet to olympic swimmer – Aug 1, 2012

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181851/We-control-Twitter-insist-police-Storm-arrest-17-year-old-offensive-tweets-Tom-Daley.html

British politician arrested over twitter joke – Nov 11, 2010

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/11/british-politician-arrested-after-twitter-joke/

atheists help police arrest twitter troll in canada – Aug 18,2011

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/18/prolific-web-troll-arrested-with-help-from-atheists-on-twitter/

man jailed over Facebook posts inciting racist violence – Nov 4, 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-15600667

man jailed for 19 months for facebook posts trying to incite riot – June 6, 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-17825140

man arrested in UK over racist tweets – Jan 7, 2012

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2083635/Police-arrest-man-racial-abuse-Stan-Collymore.html

man is arrested by police in UK for burning a paper poppy and posting picture on Facebook – Nov 12,2012

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231660/Free-speech-row-man-ARRESTED-posting-image-burning-Poppy-Facebook-page-Remembrance-Sunday.html

2 men jailed for 4 years for inciting english riots on facebook, judges says “too severe” – Aug 17,2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14553330

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