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Greece has a Blasphemy Law

Their 1951 law criminalizes “malicious blasphemy” and “insulting religions.” Violations are punishable by up to two years in prison. The government doesn’t use it much these days, but has revived it in order to go after the producers of a play and the creators of a Facebook page that were not sufficiently respectful of everyone’s religious sensibilities.

Greece is being urged to abolish this law, as it is a violation of international standards of human rights. Officials of the Greek government have voiced opposition to the law, which is an embarrassment that places Greece in company with states such as India, Ireland, and Afghanistan.

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