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China: Draconian Legal Interpretation Threatens Online Freedom

Email The Chinese government’s new official judicial interpretation expanding existing law to punish “online rumors” is a major blow to freedom of expression in China, Human Rights Watch said today. The judicial interpretation, which went into effect on September 10, 2013, will make it easier for authorities to jail people for peacefully exercising their right to expression on the Internet. (New York) – The Chinese government’s new official judicial interpretation expanding existing law to punish “online rumors” is a major blow to freedom of expression in China, Human…

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