Article 17 - Prohibition of abuse of rights

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Lenis v. Greece (dec.), no. 47833/20


Conviction of a senior church official for an article published on his personal blog containing hate speech and incitement to violence targeting homosexuals.
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Zhablyanov v. Bulgaria, no. 36658/18


Removal of a Deputy Speaker of Parliament for speeches and behaviour justifying repressions of the communist regime.
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Zemmour v. France, no. 63539/19


Conviction for inciting discrimination and religious hatred.

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