Danish MP receives death threats after praising police anti-drug raids on Facebook
A 29-year-old man from Haderslev is facing possible jail time for making threats against Konservative MP Mai Mercado. The threats were made on Facebook last Friday, after Mercado expressed her satisfaction with police action against cannabis sales in Christiania.
Mercado said that she will withhold any statement until she sees the outcome of the preliminary hearing scheduled for tomorrow.
Since she has blocked the man on her Facebook page his original comments are no longer visible, but Mercado shared a selection of some of things the man posted on her page.
“Burn in hell,” the man posted. “You deserve an acid bath while your children are watching.”
The man is also alleged to have posted, “Die whore. I hope you and your disgusting child die of AIDS, you fucking herpes infested whore.”
A threat too far
Mercado said that she has no problem with differences of opinion, but that the man’s posts in this case simply went too far.
“Debate has to be conducted decently,” she wrote on Facebook. “It is well over the limit when people start to threaten to beat me and my family to death.”
The 29-year-old man has been charged with threatening Mercado.
“We will examine the seriousness of these threats,” Bent Thuesen, deputy police inspector for South Jutland Police told JydskeVestkysten newspaper.
“Is it just verbal, or did he intend to really do something?”