Prince Harry branded a ‘race traitor’ in violent image

The charges relate to a doctored image of Prince Harry

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Duke of Sussex was dubbed a “race traitor” and pictured with a gun to his head in an image posted online by a Leeds teenager, a court has heard.

The image of Harry, against a blood-spattered background and featuring a swastika, was featured on an extremist social media site last year.

It read “See Ya Later Race Traitor” in reference to his marriage to Meghan Markle.

19-year-old Michal Szewczuk is being sentenced on two counts of encouraging terrorism, and five counts of possession of terrorist material.

Judge Rebecca Poulet QC said the image “advances violence”.

“It is not just something that is deeply unpalatable. It encourages terrorism,” she said.

Szewczuk gave no reaction from the dock at the Old Bailey while violent excerpts from his blog advocating rape to further an Aryan race were read aloud to the court.

He was arrested in December during his first year studying computer science at Portsmouth University, and pleaded guilty to the charges in April.

He is being sentenced alongside 18-year-old Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski for posting images to Gab, a social media platform that attracts neo-Nazis and other extremists.

A doctor’s report said Dunn-Koczorowski is an “emotionally and psychologically damaged young man” who has a “lack of remorse” for his views and actions.

He is being sentenced for two counts of encouraging terrorism.

The 18-year-old was arrested and pleaded guilty to the charges in December.

Sentencing has been adjourned until tomorrow morning.

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