Brazil High Court Rules Online ‘Hate Speech’ Punishable by Five Year Prison Sentence

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Brazil high court rules hate speech is punishable by prison

Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that online hate speech is now punishable by prison, in a decision applauded by the far-left da Silva regime.

The 9-1 ruling puts hate speech on the same legal level as racism, which was already punishable by prison in Brazil.

Justice Edson Fachin, the lead judge on the case, said in his ruling it was a “constitutional imperative” to give LGBTQ+ citizens special protection under the law. reports: Hate speech is punishable by prison terms of two to five years in Brazil.

“Victory against LGBT-phobia,” transgender lawmaker Erika Hilton posted on social media, celebrating the ruling.