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Human Rights Head Decries Jail For Twitter Offender

The Swansea student given 56 days in prison for posting racially offensive comments on Twitter should not have been jailed, according to Europe's most senior human rights official. In an interview the day before he left office, Thomas Hammarberg, theCouncil of Europe's commissioner for human rights, said the sentence imposed by British courts on 21-year-old Liam Stacey was excessive.

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