United Nations stops death penalty | Hate Speech Bill

The controversial hate speech bill has also received the attention of the United Nations (UN) in addition to the many comments it has generated so far.

On Tuesday, November 26, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Hajiya Amina Mohammed, said that while the push against hate speech is commendable, the new bill's death penalty component should be scrapped, reports Daily Trust.

Hajiya commented as she led a delegation to the State House, Abuja, on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.

She said the following: "..the way the legislation is being followed to try to put that in place, I think is commendable. We, of course, did not support the death penalty..

"I am also happy to see...that that portion was taken out of the legislation that was being put forward. The Secretary-General had also put in place a special ending on hate speech.”

The UN's representative secretary-general additionally said that at both the global and provincial levels, detest discourse isn't just grimaced at yet in addition checked by different authoritative methods.

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