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J.K. Rowling to face no further action from police after social media comments

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J.K. Rowling will not be prosecuted, police have said, following comments the author made about new hate crime laws online.Yesterday (April 1), Rowling dared police to arrest her as she expressed her opposition to new hate crime legislation that has just come into force in Scotland.The new laws came into force yesterday, making it a crime to “stir up hatred” on the basis of age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or being intersex.

A person commits an offence if they communicate material, or behave in a manner, “that a reasonable person would consider to be threatening or abusive”, with the intention of inciting hatred based on one of these characteristics.

Separate laws will be brought in to tackle misogyny as a specific offence.Rowling decried the new legislation in a lengthy thread on X/Twitter.“I’m currently out of the country, but if what I’ve written here qualifies as an offence under the terms of the new act, I look forward to being arrested when I return to the birthplace of the Scottish Enlightenment,” she wrote.She added that “freedom of speech and belief are at an end in Scotland” if what she termed “the accurate description of biological sex” is “deemed criminal.”Police have now said JK Rowling’s comments about new hate crime laws “are not assessed to be criminal”.In response to the police’s decision on Tuesday (April 2), Rowling posted on X/Twitter: “I hope every woman in Scotland who wishes to speak up for the reality and importance of biological sex will be reassured by this announcement, and I trust that all women – irrespective of profile or financial means – will be treated equally under the law.”Scotland’s First Minster Humza Yousef has addressed the “disinformation” being.

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