Man charged for posting racist comments online

Authorities have pressed charges against a man for posting racist comments on an online video about a migrant rescue operation near the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean.

The suspect, whose details have not been made public, was tracked down in a town in northern Greece by members of the country’s cyber crime unit following a complaint at the agency’s operation center. Authorities searched his home and confiscated one laptop computer.

Charges were based on the country’s recently-passed anti-racism legislation.

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