Facebook abuse of fallen soldiers

20-year-old Azhar Ahmed from Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, was fined £300 and given a community order for writing offensive messages about six soldiers who died in Afghanistan.

Community order for man who posted offensive Facebook message

Azhar Ahmed arrives at court

Azhar Ahmed, wrote on Facebook that "all soldiers should die and go to hell" following the death of six servicemen in Afghanistan. 20-year-old Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire said he did not think his comments were offensive.

District Judge Jane Goodwin disagreed, branding his remarks were "derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory".

He will now do two hundred and forty hours of community service over a two year period and has been fined £300.

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