Former city councilor Junes Lokka has been convicted of inciting a number of people in his speech to the Oulu City Council in February 2020.
According to the prosecutor, his speech publicly threatened asylum seekers and immigrants.
Lokka submitted a proposal to the Oulu City Council both in writing and orally, in which he suggested that "Safe Oulu" the project is abandoned and the money is used to encourage people to move out of town and hire "death patrols".
The meeting was broadcast live on the Council’s YouTube channel, but was later removed from the site.
Lokka, who lost his Soviet seat in the municipal elections in June, will also be charged with four defamation and invasions of privacy.
The prosecutor applied for probation, the court decided to fine
The prosecutor had demanded at least two months probation from Loka to incite ethnic group. However, the Oulu District Court ruled that the case could be settled with a fine, and Lokka imposed a total of 420 euros in earnings-related daily fines.
Prosecutors had argued that fines were no longer enough because Lokka had previously been convicted of similar crimes.
Lokka has previously been convicted of incitement to videos posted on his YouTube channel in 2016 and 2017. Regional and appellate courts ruled that the videos insult and slander Muslims and immigrants on the basis of their religion or origin.
He still has the right to appeal against this latest judgment.
Born in Morocco, Lokka, 42, says that he moved to Finland in 2005.
He and his fiancé, the current Oulu commissioner, have their own political group called Authentic Finnish joint list, which means roughly "an authentic Finnish constituency association".
Iltalehti was the first to report on his latest verdict.
Source: The Nordic Page