Guyana

Blasphemy with prison sentencesDespite strong constitutional protections for freedom of thought and expression, and apparent flourishing of freedom of worship in this secular state, nevertheless there is an extant “blasphemy” law (with some quaint exemptions).

The law requires a prison term of one year for a blasphemous libel conviction.

icon-dead-letter-100x100There is an exemption for religious expression made in “good faith and decent language”, which might appear to preclude some more biting satire or commentary. The government does not appear to enforce the law.