An appeals court this morning confirmed a Magistrates' Court judgement finding right-wing activist Norman Lowell guilty of three charges of inciting racial hatred.

However the court overturned a judgement where Mr Lowell had been found guilty of insulting then President Eddie Fenech Adami.

The cases goes back to speeches by Mr Lowell in 2003 2006.

Mr Lowell had been sentenced to a two-year jail term suspended for  four years and fined €500.

The Appeals Court, presided by Mr Justice Lawrence Quintano, today reduced the jail term to 15 months suspended for three years.

The prosecution in the original case had been led by Superintendent (now Police Commissioner) Peter Paul Zammit and Police Insepctor George Cremona.

Dr Emy Bezzina was defence counsel.



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