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Milan Papez Charged: Former Calgary Mayoral Candidate Accused Of Inciting Hate Against Chinese Community

01/31/2014 01:53 EST | Updated 04/02/2014 05:59 EDT
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CALGARY - A former Calgary mayoral candidate has been charged with a hate crime.

Police say Milan Papez (MEE'-lan PAP'-ez) faces three counts of public incitement of hatred and one count of defamatory libel.

Police laid the charges after receiving complaints about a man carrying a sign with messages targeting two people and the Chinese community.

Papez, who is 72, has a website that shows a man holding a large cross-shaped sign covered in slogans.

The slogans include comments about Asians, Chinese, Jews, a Catholic bishop, political leaders and Alberta's human rights commission.

Papez finished last of nine candidates for mayor in last fall's Calgary municipal election with 492 votes.

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