The publisher of an anti-Semitic and anti-Russian newspaper in Latvia was found not guilty of interethnic incitement by a Riga court.Aivars Garda, the publisher of DDD, a newspaper that has frequently referred to Jews as “kikes,” was tried under Latvia’s anti-incitement statutes. He and two employees faced fines if convicted, but none were found guilty, the Baltic News Agency reported.Garda is also the chairman of the far-right Latvian National Front. Past efforts to try him under the statutes have failed. The statutes reportedly have been applied successfully only twice in the country’s history, and never against a publisher of racist or anti-Semitic material.
Latvian publisher not guilty of incitement