SWITZERLAND: Blasphemy

M. Canova, Socialist member of the National Council, wrote in his newspaper Volkswacht that God is a scoundrel. For that, a court of justice fined him 200 francs. In his defense, M. Canova said that, as there was no God, he could not be guilty of blasphemy against Him.

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