German woman given harsher sentence than convicted rapist for calling him 'disgraceful rapist pig' | 29 June 2024 | A German woman was handed down a harsher sentence than a convicted rapist after she called him a "disgraceful rapist pig." Maja R, 20, was jailed for a weekend after she was found guilty of defaming the man, who was one of nine attackers who had gang-raped a 15-year-old girl in a Hamburg park four years earlier, according to reports. The man had only been given a suspended sentence and served no time in prison due to his age, the New Zealand Herald reported... Germany famously has strict defamation laws that criminalize even the mildest of slurs. Calling someone an "idiot" in Germany can result in a prison sentence of up to two years.

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