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Thursday, June 21, 2007

CrimProf Gilles Monnier Discusses Difficulty of Convicting Website Makers

MonnFrom nzz.ch.html: Two Muslims stood trial Wednesday accused of running Internet sites calling for holy war and supporting a criminal organization.It is the second trial in the Swiss Federal Court about possible terrorist involvement since the September 11 attacks.

According to Lausanne University CrimProf Gilles Monnier, the difficulty of securing a conviction in this case is to prove how much the accused knew what was going on.

"If a person who manages a forum filters the comments on a regular basis, it is hard to claim that they didn't know what was going on," he told swissinfo. "On the other hand, if there is no surveillance, you can also say there is no responsibility." Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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