Anti-Hate Law for Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence

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Venezuelan authorities charge 2 journalists, imprison 1, under ‘anti-hate’ law

Miami, July 21, 2020 – Venezuelan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Otilio Rodríguez and Nicmer Evans, release Evans immediately, and stop using the country’s anti-hate law to persecute the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 13, at about 2 p.m., police and counterintelligence agents raided Evans’ Caracas home…

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Venezuela's constituent assembly poses for an official photo after being sworn in, at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela on August 4, 2017. The assembly passed a wide-reaching law on November 8 that clamps down on social media and broadcasters alike. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuela’s new “anti-hate” law seeks to silence media

New York, November 9, 2017-Venezuela’s constituent assembly yesterday unanimously passed a law that mandates punishment including a prison sentence of up to 20 years for anyone who instigates hate or violence on the radio, television or via social media. The new law, the Anti-Hate Law for Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence, states that public and private…

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