Varg Vikernes Found Guilty of Hate Crime, Ordered to Pay $10,000

artist: Varg Vikernes date: 07/09/2014 category: general music news
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Varg Vikernes Found Guilty of Hate Crime, Ordered to Pay $10,000
Burzum mastermind Varg Vikernes was found guilty by the French court for glorifying war crimes and spreading racial hatred via his blog.

As the Local reports, Vikernes was given a suspended six-month sentence and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. The 41-year-old musician was not present in court and neither was his lawyer.

Varg has previously denied that he was the author of the mentioned blog posts, claiming that a possible misunderstanding might have been a result of his communication with a Danish interpreter.

As we reported earlier, Vikernes was arrested in France back in July under suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks, but was released within 48 hours due to lack of evidence.

Furthermore, the notorious musician has pointed out that according to Norwegian police, "at any given moment 350 people are pretending to be Varg Vikernes on Facebook," further noting that "anybody can very easily put up a blog" that appeared to be one of his.

Varg's trial kicked off earlier last month. He was facing up to five years in jail and a $61,000 fine.
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