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Azhar Ahmed convicted of offensive Facebook message in UK–> A question mark on the concept of freedom of speech

September 16, 2012 1 comment

It is remarkable to see the colors of hypocrisy in different societies. One such example can be seen in the home of world’s so called the best democracy in the world i.e. United Kingdom. On one hand they preach concepts of freedom and democracy to the whole world and even bomb them to achieve these objectives and on the other hand they punish teenage boy Azhar Ahmed for just writing some facebook message against the soldiers of  British Army.

What a hypocrisy?

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Azhar Ahmed convicted of offensive Facebook message

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-19604735

A teenager has been found guilty of posting an offensive Facebook message following the deaths of six British soldiers in Afghanistan.

Azhar Ahmed, 19, of Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, was charged with sending a grossly offensive communication.

He told Huddersfield Magistrates Court he accepted the message had been “unacceptable” but had denied it was “grossly offensive”.

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