Suriname

Blasphemy with prison sentencesSuriname is quite religiously plural and over 7% of the population identify as atheist or agnostic. The constitution and laws generally protect freedom of thought and expression. However, a “blasphemy” law remains on statute.

icon-dead-letter-100x100A law remains which prohibits blasphemy in various forms and penalizes it with fines and in principle imprisonment. The law is rarely used or not used recently but remains on statute.