offending religious feelings

Lawmaker in Georgia suggests making it a crime to cause offense to religious feelings

By | April 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Emzar Kvitsiani. TBILISI, DFWatch–A conservative MP in Georgia has presented a bill that would prescribe punishment of up to one year in jail for ‘offending someone’s religious feelings’. The human rights committee in parliament agrees with the bill ‘in principle’. “I’m ready to take part in and make […]

MP withdraws bill that would criminalize insulting religion

By | February 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

MP Soso Jachvliani has withdrawn a bill to make it a crime to insult religious feelings. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A Georgian member of parliament has unexpectedly withdrawn a draft law that would make it a crime to insult religious feelings. In a short explanatory note, MP Soso Jachvliani explained that the issue is so important that more consultations are necessary to refine […]

Parliament will consider making it a crime to offend religious feelings

By | February 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Eka Beselia, head of the human rights committee. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia might bring in a new law that makes it a crime to offend ‘religious feelings’. A member of parliament from the ruling Georgian Dream coalition has submitted a bill in parliament which was supported by the human rights committee. The bill […]