Irony on trial in Germany

A German man could be jailed for three years over a comment posted on the internet, in which prosecutors say he belittled the events of 11 September.

In a case which critics say has major implications for freedom of speech on the internet, Holger Voss stands accused of “glorification of a criminal act”.

Mr Voss, who will appear in court in the western German town of Muenster on Wednesday, insists his comments were meant to be sarcastic.


Sounds like you’d better watch yourself, Chet. Interpol might come knocking at your door.