Denmark abolished the law prohibiting blasphemy

Denmark abolished the law prohibiting blasphemy

Moscow. June 2. INTERFAX.RU — IN Denmark to revoke the more than three hundred years ago, the law that prohibits public blasphemy, said on Friday The Guardian.

“Religion should not dictate what you can and cannot say in public,” explained his decision by the parliamentarians.

Thus in Danish law will be provisions to protect citizens against threats or insults related to their religious affiliation.

Until now, Denmark was the only Scandinavian country, where for an open blasphemy could be put in jail for 4 months, although in reality, the court often treated the fines.

Over the last 80 years the law was applied only a few times; one of the most notorious cases was the publication of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in a local newspaper. The abolition of the law freed from the responsibility of one person who was supposed to stand trial next week for posting on Facebook a video in which he burns the Koran. After the decision of the Parliament, the court reversed.