19 Jan '14, 12am

Elder Pastitsios: Satiric Facebook page creator sentenced to jail

Elder Pastitsios: Satiric Facebook page creator sentenced to jail Posted by DomainGang on January 18, 2014, at 7:54 pm Almost sixteen months ago, we reported the enforcement of an outdated Greek law related to insulting one’s religion, in a case that involved the arrest of the creator of a parody Facebook page. “Pastitsios the Elder ” poked fun at a long-demised monk, whose name – Paisios – rhymed with a popular Greek pasta dish, pastitsio . Pastitsios the Elder – a monk / food parody combo. On that Facebook page, the depiction of an abstract face made of pastitsio and the attribution of mocked statements to the late monk, was a humorous reference to Pastafarianism – a parody religion. Two days ago, the Greek court handling the case, sentenced the Facebook page’s creator to 10 months in prison , after finding him guilty of “repeatedly insulting religion.” Although the sent...

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