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Ohisalo threat convict denied leave to appeal

The man was convicted of sending threats to the Green party leader on social media.

Maria Ohisalo håller presskonferens.
Maria Ohisalo (Green) iwas threatened online. Image: Lehtikuva

Helsinki Appeals Court has denied leave to appeal to a man convicted of sending illegal threats to Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) and a policeman via social media.

The Helsinki man was convicted in December of sending illegal threats to Ohisalo, libelling a Helsinki police officer and illegal use of the police logo. He was given a four month suspended jail term.

The man had asked for a reduction of the compensation he had to pay Ohisalo and the policeman, but the appeals court rejected his application for leave to appeal.

The verdict then has legal force and his sentence will begin, with the compensation due to be paid.

In his social media posts the man had published a photo of Ohisalo with a target superimposed on her face, and threatened to blow up the Pasila police station.

He had also libelled the policeman in his posts, and was ordered to pay 1,500 euros in compensation.

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