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More must be done to protect free speech

“‘Hazel Lewis, a London street preacher, is planning to sue the Metropolitan Police. In February 2020, she was arrested while expressing her soteriological religious beliefs — to which passers-by took offence. When it comes to faith, after all, one man’s creed is another’s misdeed. Referring to people as “sinners” may be a Biblical truth to one, and an arrest-worthy offence to another.

Last month, 18 months after the arrest, a district judge found that there was no case to answer — a ruling reserved for prosecutions so bereft of evidence that no reasonable tribunal of fact could convict based on a proper understanding of the law,” writes Jeremiah Igunnubole in The Times.

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