24.12.03

Norwegian Court acquits man for calling policeman 'an asshole'

As Nettavisen reports, a County Court in Norway has freed a man who had been accused of causing police terror by finishing an irate phone call with the words "I think you are an asshole. Have a nice evening".

The Court said that the police should be able to take this kind of criticism it being "publicly known that the description asshole has been used in public on a high political level without it having any legal consequences"

So if you want to libel politicians in Norway then if you use an established slur such as 'asshole' then you should be ok in court.

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