. In 2013, President Putin signed a law amending the Federal Penal Code and incorporating a 'blasphemy' clause in part as a response to the Pussy Riot case in 2012. The President's Office stated that the law introduces liability for public action that shows clear and obvious disrespect for society and intent to offend religious believers' feelings RUSSIAN BLASPHEMY LAWS. Criminalising Comedy 'I Did Nazi that Coming' Sarah Hurst. 24 January 2020. Alexander Dolgopolov from Stand-Up Club YouTube. As Putin seeks to extend his power in perpetuity, Sarah Hurst reports on how a comedian is forced to flee the country for mocking the Russian President. Share this article
Many predominantly Muslim countries have penal laws against blasphemy, defamation of religion and apostasy. These laws are incompatible with human rights. In practice they serve as highly effective weapons to settle personal animosities, family vendettas and land disputes. Fanatics feel justified to hound minorities, to rob, abuse and murder as they please In the 20th century, the United States began to invalidate laws against blasphemy which had been on the books since before the founding of the nation , or prosecutions on that ground, as it was decided it violated the American Constitution.The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or. Blasphemy and blasphemy laws have a long history, which is worth considering right now. One of the reasons to be wary of blasphemy laws, besides the limits that they place on freedom of speech, is that they tend to concede the legitimacy of religious outrage in all its fanatical fury, even though the charge of blasphemy has too often been manipulated for political motives blasphemy translate: богохульство . Learn more in the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary Furthermore, the law expanded the meaning of blasphemy, generating new opportunities for outrage. Traditional Islamic law, for example, recognizes the offense of sabb al-rasul, insult to the Prophet.But an insult to the Prophet obviously is not equivalent to feelings of outrage about just any sacred values. A legal system crafted to encompass Hindus, Muslims, and Christians created a standard.
Russia's new anti-gay and blasphemy laws have been denounced by more than 200 prominent authors from 30 countries in an open letter to Vladimir Putin on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympic Blasphemy laws are most common in majority Muslim countries of the Middle East and North Africa, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia reach agreement to end Nagorno-Karabakh fighting . Europeans should annul their antique blasphemy laws to preempt abuse by a sectarian minority
Russia's anti-gay and blasphemy laws threaten freedom, says open letter signed by more than 200 writers from 30 countries Alison Flood , and Shaun Walker in Sochi Wed 5 Feb 2014 19.03 EST First. This summer, Russian television broadcasters warned Pokémon Go enthusiasts that they could face three years in prison, per blasphemy laws, for playing the game in church
Russia: New laws an affront to basic human rights 1 July 2013, 00:00 UTC President Vladimir Putin's new laws criminalising blasphemy and outlawing public activism by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals are an affront to freedom of expression and an attack on minority rights Amnesty International said today The law only punishes public acts that obviously go out of their way to insult a religion, said Mikhail Markelov, a member of ruling United Russia party. Markelov also noted that the bill covers all of Russia's major religions, not just Orthodox Christianity: The legislation has been chiseled to perfection, and reflects the desires of the majority of our society Blasphemy Laws Continuing Cause for Concern for Christians in Pakistan Source: Premier Six months since Christian Asia Bibi fled Pakistan, after being imprisoned for ten years on blasphemy charges, reports highlight the plight of others accused of blasphemy in the country However similar laws remain on the books in Scotland and in Northern Ireland. In April 2020, the Scottish Government announced plans to repeal the common-law offence of blasphemy. Historically, the common law offence of blasphemy had grown out of canon law and made it an offence to offend Christianity only
Statement on Blasphemy and Apostasy Laws Statement of Concern. Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. July 18, 2019. Share. Share this page on: Close. As representatives of the international community, we stand together in support of the interconnected freedoms of thought, conscience, religion or belief, and expression Tags: blasphemy law. Articles: Paper Review: Blasphemy Bill Under Microscope: Russian MPs are considering a bill that would make insulting religious beliefs a criminal offence. Russia-IC looks at what the international media has to say on this issue.--06-10-2012--Comment on our sit Pakistan's blasphemy laws . November 2018. Today in Focus Asia Bibi: sentenced to death over a cup of water