Nigeria bill aims at punishing hate speech with death
26 November 2019 | 3:22 pm
Nigeria is preparing legislation that could mean the death sentence for anyone found guilty of hate speech. It is also contemplating new media laws that have earned it the accusation of trying to curtail free speech.
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