East StratCom disinformation claim:

An Austrian court acquitted a Middle-Eastern refugee of raping a 10-year-old boy, because the refugee did not speak German and thus he did not understand that the boy said no.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 27. October 2016

Debunk claim:

Czech translation of the Pervyi Kanal disinformation mentioned above.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 46. The item is located at row number 37 in the report.

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