German comedian may be prosecuted for obscene poem about Turkish president – LA Times

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This is an excellent story in the LA Times. It’s a recommended read. The article reports that Germany will weigh whether to prosecute a popular comedian for reading an obscene poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on national television, the government announced Monday.

Source: German comedian may be prosecuted for obscene poem about Turkish president – LA Times

The article is important because it examines whether freedom of speech in Germany can be curtailed with external political pressure. It also gives some insights into German humour.

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