Thirteen people have been tried in this case, very mediatic since the victim received more than 100,000 hate messages and threats
A Paris court this Wednesday sentenced eleven of Mila’s cyberbullies, a young French woman who received an avalanche of insults and death threats online last year after criticizing on the networks, to between four and six months in prison with suspended sentences social to Islam.
In total 13 people, between 18 and 30 years old, were tried in this case, one of the first in which the so-called Schiappa law of 2018 is applied, which reinforces the fight against cyberbullying and hate campaigns on the internet. Of the eleven culprits, one of them has been sentenced for death threats and the other ten for cyberbullying for the messages they sent Mila on social media. One of the accused has been acquitted for lack of evidence and another for procedural irregularities.
“I don’t want the victims to be blamed ever again,” Mila, 18, told the press. “We have won and we will win again,” the young woman celebrated as she left the courtroom where the trial was held.
Mila, who is still very active on social media, has lived under police protection 24 hours a day since she published in January 2020 a controversial first video criticizing Islam in vulgar language and a second video in November lashing out at her critics. He received, according to his lawyer, more than 100,000 hate messages and death and rape threats.
The publication of these videos changed his life forever. He had to leave the institute where he studied, since the French authorities could not guarantee his safety or that of his classmates if he went to class. Now she continues her education at a distance and lives secluded at her home, in a place that is kept secret.
This young woman has become a symbol in France of the fight against cyberbullying and the defense of freedom of expression and the right to blaspheme. At the end of June last year he published a book about his experience and the toxic environment on social networks under the title ‘I am the price of your freedom’.