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A mountain guide in Fribourg has been fined a three-year conditional sentence of 90 daily rates of 10 francs, for destroying three crosses on Voralp peaks.
A court in Bulle found the man guilty of violating belief and religious freedoms.
The man said he would not destroy crosses again, having achieved his purpose of starting a debate over the issue.
He said the “church can not put its symbols all over the place.”
Prosecutors rejected this reasoning, saying the man was upset after a breakup, and wanted to find an outlet for his anger.