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JK Rowling challenges Scottish authorities, encourages them to arrest her over hate crime laws

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 2 Apr 2024, 8:24PM
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JK Rowling challenges Scottish authorities, encourages them to arrest her over hate crime laws

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 2 Apr 2024, 8:24PM

Controversial author JK Rowling has challenged Scotland's new hate crime laws- and encouraged them to arrest her if need be.

The new law states 'stirring up hatred' relating to age, disability, religion and sexual and gender identity can be punishable with a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.

UK correspondent Enda Brady says Rowling's remarks - or a potential arrest - could create an awkward situation for authorities. 

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