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Iraq: Fist around freedom of expression tightens

, Index number: MDE 14/9962/2019

Amnesty International today expressed serious concern regarding a draft cybercrime law in the Iraq Parliament, the vague and broad language of of which may become carte blanche for repression of freedom of expression and may seriously hinder freedom of press and freedom of assembly. Seperately, the organization also called on authorities in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to end the continuous arbitrary detention of a journalist and two activists in the governorate and to protect the right to freedom of expression and peaceful protest.

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