On Wednesday two Moroccan men were sentenced for a racist assault on three people in Helsinki in May.
The men asked two passing women and a man if they were Finns. When the answer was yes, they attacked the three – this was a racist act according to the Helsinki District Court which sentenced the men to six months’ imprisonment suspended and damages and fines.
One man, in his 40s, was found guilty of four counts of assault (one of the victims was beaten twice), defamation, theft, an immigration violation and obstruction of an official. The other, in his 30s, was found guilty of petty assault, theft, an immigration violation and obstruction of an official.
The Moroccans are illegal immigrants.