EnjoyBeing (enjoybeing) wrote,
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Free speech in Iraq? Not so much.

"It is the right of the Iraqi government, as it combats terrorism, to silence any voice that tries to harm the national unity."

- Habib al-Sadr, of the government-financed Iraqi Media Network, on new laws that criminalize speech that "publicly insults" the government or its officials. Some of the laws are verbatim copies of those that existed under Saddam Hussein's penal code.
Tags: free speech, iraq, politics
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