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‘Totally surprised’ Finn MP pledges fight

Finnish Christian Democratic MP Dr Päivi Räsänen has declared she is ‘ready to defend free speech and freedom of religion’.

Iain Taylor

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Dr Päivi Räsänen

Her statement comes as the Prosecutor General for Finland announced that  she would – for the second time - appeal against Mrs Räsänen’s prior acquittals, and take the case before Finland’s Supreme Court. Both the District Court and the Court of Appeal had, in a series of court battles stretching back almost two years, earlier rejected all charges against her and Lutheran bishop Juhana Pohjola.