Berger Twitter abuser gets jail sentence

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20th October 2014

A man has been jailed for sending antisemitic tweets to Labour MP Luciana Berger.

Garron Helm was sentenced to four weeks in prison for his tweet, which included a picture of Ms Berger with a yellow star on her head and a message saying “Hitler was right”.

The All Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism said it was the first ever prosecution for antisemitic tweets.

Responding to the sentence, Ms Berger said: “This sentence sends a clear message that hate crime is not tolerated in our country. I hope this case serves as an encouragement to others to report hate crime whenever it rears its ugly head.”

Fellow Labour MP John Mann, who chairs the APPG, said: “It should serve as a warning that either online or offline, antisemitic and racist hatred is simply unacceptable and will be tackled head on.”