A New Bill to Sentence Hate Speech Offenders by Hanging

A New Bill to Sentence Hate Speech Offenders by Hanging

08 Aug 2018, by Chimee Adioha in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Federal law makers initiate a new bill to sentence hate speech offenders to death by hanging.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceFCT
Date of Occurrence01 Mar 2018
Security Agents InvolvedThe Nigerian Senate
Legal FoundationsSection 4 and Section 39 of the 1999 constitution
Rights ImplicatedThe new bill if passed into law would restrict and infringe on the rights to free speech, and freedom of expression of the Nigerian populace as guaranteed by the constitution
Region of Occurrence North Central Nigeria

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