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Tackling Digital Violence in Ecuador Shouldn’t Endanger Free Speech

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso attends the change of military command at the Carondelet Palace in Quito, Ecuador, on May 31, 2021. © 2021 Rafael Rodriguez/NurPhoto via AP Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso has until June 10, 2021 to act on the recently-passed Law to Prevent Violence, Digital Harassment, and Violation of Privacy. The law addresses important issues regarding gender-based violence and violence against children but contains provisions that would severely undermine free speech in Ecuador. President Lasso should veto these provisions. The law was…

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