Tackling sectarianism debate

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Labour MSP Elaine Murray led a debate on Tackling Sectarianism on Wednesday, 5 November 2014.

The Independent Advice to Scottish Ministers and Report on Activity 9 August 2012 - 15 November 2013 looked at the impact of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act which Labour say is flawed and should be repealed.

The act gave police and prosecutors powers to tackle sectarian songs and abuse at and around football matches, as well as threats posted on the internet or through the mail.

Offences are punishable with a range of penalties up to a maximum of five years in prison and an unlimited fine.

The live page with a written report of the session can be viewed here.

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