HIGH COURT UPHOLDS RIGHTS OF ‘TRANSPHOBIC’ TWEETER 16th February 2020 – Posted in: News
Earlier this week, in a landmark High Court ruling, an ex-policeman – Harry Miller – won his case against a UK police-force. The judge ruled that the force’s actions were a ‘disproportionate interference’ with Mr Miller’s right to freedom of expression.
Prior to the case, Mr Miller was visited by officers from Humberside Police and told that comments in some of his tweets would be recorded as a non-crime “hate incident”.
After the judgement, his solicitor Paul Conrathe commented: “It is a strong warning to local police forces not to interfere with people’s free speech rights on matters of significant controversy.”
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