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Libya: Three years on, Gaddafi-era laws used to clamp down on free expression

Headline Title:  Libya: Three years on, Gaddafi-era laws used to clamp down on free expression 12 February 2014 Mounting curbs on freedom of expression are threatening the rights Libyans sought to gain by overthrowing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, said Amnesty International ahead of the third anniversary of the 2011 Libyan uprising.In the latest move to stifle dissent across Libya, the authorities have consolidated a Gaddafi-era law that criminalizes insults to the state, its emblem or flag.  The amended version of Article 195 of the Penal Code outlaws all criticism of the ‘17…

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