France’s Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

Hollande called for “faster, more effective sanctions" against hate speech and added: "I want such speech to come under criminal law rather than press rights." (AFP)

President Francois Hollande on Monday vowed France would enact tougher laws on “racist, anti-semitic and homophobic” hate speech.

Speaking at an annual dinner hosted by the country's Jewish community, Hollande called for “faster, more effective sanctions" against hate speech and added: "I want such speech to come under criminal law rather than press rights."
 

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