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Section 78. Instigation of National, Ethnic and Racial Hatred

(1) For a person who commits acts intentionally directed towards instigating national, ethnic or racial hatred or enmity, the applicable sentence is deprivation of liberty for a term not exceeding three years or community service, or a fine not exceeding sixty times the minimum monthly wage.

(2) For a person who commits the same acts, if they are associated with violence, fraud or threats, or where they are committed by a group of persons, a State official, or a responsible employee of an undertaking (company) or organisation, or if it is committed utilising automated data processing systems, the applicable sentence is deprivation of liberty for a term not exceeding ten years.

[21 June 2007]


Section 150. Incitement of Religious Hatred

(1) For a person who commits violation of religious feelings of persons or incitement of hatred in connection with the attitudes of such persons towards religion or atheism, the applicable sentence is deprivation of liberty for a term not exceeding two years or community service, or a fine not exceeding forty times the minimum monthly wage.

(2) For a person who commits the same acts, if by such acts is caused substantial harm or they are associated with violence, fraud or threats, or where they are committed by a group of persons or a State official, or a responsible employee of an undertaking (company) or organisation, or if it committed utilising automated data processing systems, the applicable sentence is deprivation of liberty for a term not exceeding four years or community service, or a fine not exceeding eighty times the minimum monthly wage.

[21 June 2007]”