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Finnish battle rejoined

The Helsinki Court of Appeals is to reopen the case against Christian MP Päivi Räsänen (see photo), just weeks after she was acquitted in the city’s District Court.

Iain Taylor

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Then, the unanimous verdict of the judges was that she acted within the law in expressing her religious convictions about homosexuality. They declared she was using her freedom of expression and religion when she referred to her Biblical beliefs.