A far-right university student who called Prince Harry a race traitor and created an image of him with a pistol to his head was on Tuesday jailed in Britain for more than four years.
Michal Szewczuk, 19, posted the image, which also featured a blood-splattered swastika, on microblogging platform Gab in August last year, months after Prince Harry married mixed-race actress Meghan Markle.
Far-right student Michal Szewczuk who branded Prince Harry 'race traitor' over Meghan Markle marriage jailedhttps://t.co/voId8QIu57
— Birmingham Live (@birmingham_live) June 18, 2019
The post included the phrase “See Ya Later Race Traitor”.
Szewczuk, who was jailed for four years and three months, pleaded guilty to two counts of encouraging terrorism and five counts of possession of terrorist material, including the White Resistance Manual and an Al-Qaeda manual.
Polish neo-Nazi Michał Szewczuk and Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski are being sentenced in the UK after pleading guilty to terrorism charges. They declared Prince Harry a 'race traitor', condoned the rape of women to further the Aryan race and spread antisemitism https://t.co/6XETovfTC6
— Notes from Poland 🇵🇱 (@notesfrompoland) June 17, 2019
The teenager accused of hate speech Prince Harry, moved to Britain from Poland when he was 10, and now lives in Leeds in northern England.
He was sentenced at the London’s Old Bailey court alongside 18-year-old Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, who admitted two counts of encouraging terrorism after the pair engaged in the same online chatrooms.
Judge Rebecca Poulet called the posts “abhorrent as well as criminal by reason of their clear intention to encourage terrorist acts”.
“Individuals were urged to go out and commit appalling acts of violence on others for no reason that can ever be understood by any right-thinking individuals,” she added.
Dunn-Koczorowski received an 18-month jail term.
Prince Harry married Meghan Markle despite being advised against it
It has been claimed that Prince Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip advised him against marrying Meghan Markle due to her profession.
According to The Sun, the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, told his grandson, Prince Harry when he saw his relationship with Meghan was getting serious, “One steps out with actresses, one doesn’t marry them.”
According to the said report, the Duke wasn’t the only one who had problems with Harry and Meghan’s relationship. Prince Harry’s brother, William also expressed concerns with how fast the relationship was going and this reportedly caused a feud between Harry and William.
An insider has previously told The Sun that various royals voiced concerns but that “Harry stood up for Meghan very forcibly.”
AFP with additional input by GVS News Desk