Doubling penalty on hate

This is stated in the new coalition agreement.

The punishment for incitement to hatred and discrimination of people to race, creed or sexual preference is doubled up to 1 to 2 years. This is stated in the coalition agreement of VVD, CDA, D66 and Christianunion. The parties want this "in order to emphasize the seriousness of the offence".

The parties have also agreed that insulting groups because of race, religion or sexual preference remains punishable.

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