Hussein al-Taee (SDP) has been on sick leave since Tuesday, 30 April. (Roni Rekomaa – Lehtikuva)


THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (KRP) believes there is no reason to open a pre-trial investigation into the much-discussed old social media posts of Hussein al-Taee (SDP), a first-term Member of the Finnish Parliament, reports STT.

STT on Wednesday said KRP began looking into the controversial posts already before a request for inquiry submitted by the Office of the Prosecutor General.

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Al-Taee on 29 April confirmed the authenticity of screenshots of the posts, extending an apology to everyone who has been offended by the derogatory language he used in reference to homosexuals, Jews, Sunnis and Somalis.

“I have gone through [the screenshots] over and over again, and I can say that they are unfortunately real,” he admitted. “I have no words to describe the embarrassment I feel about the prejudices, thoughts and language I have used.”

He has been on sick leave since Tuesday, 30 April.

Iltalehti wrote on 2 May that the Office of the Prosecutor General has asked the police to evaluate whether the posts reach the threshold of crime. The request for inquiry was made at the behest of a private citizen, State Prosecutor Anu Mantila told YLE.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: Uusi Suomi