greek parliament: Free ‘Geron Pastitsios’ and abolish Greek anti-blasphemy laws!
A bitter blow against freedom of expression in Greece: a 27 year old internet user was arrested and charged with blasphemy because he ran a facebook page that satirised a renowned Greek Orthodox monk.
We, citizens of the world and advocates for free speech, demand the immediate release of the accused and we urge the Greek Parliament to abolish the Greek anti-blasphemy laws.
If Greece wishes to be a part of the modern globalized world it must adhere to the standards and principles of a free nation where its people have the right to have a free and open dialogue about all subjects. Discussion, debate, and action are the basic building blocks of a free society.
Here are the relevant laws:
Article 198 – Malicious Blasphemy:
1. One who publicly and maliciously and by any means swears blasphemes God shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than two years.
Written By: Eliza Goroyacontinue to source article at change.org