Tommi Rautio, the former city councillor of Köyliö in western Finland, who suggested giving a medal to a killer after he shot and killed a Muslim at an Oulu pizzeria in February, was convicted and fined 120 euros Wednesday by a Satakunta regional court for inciting ethnic hatred, reports Uusi Pori.
Rautio, who said he was not guilty of the charges, is unemployed and depends on student aid for his livelihood.
The former city councilman said that his writings on Facebook were done ironically.
Rautio wrote on his Facebook page: ”If Janne is the one [who shot the foreigners at the pizzeria] then we should give Janne a medal…there is already a war going on and in every war [soldiers] are decorated.”
Rautio was sacked in March from the PS.
The former councilman ran again for councilman but was not reelected. He got nine votes.