Supreme Court Decision on Law 37 Affirms Right to Free Speech
(Tripoli, June 15, 2012)
The Libyan Supreme Court’s decision on June 14, 2012, that declared unconstitutional a law that criminalized a variety of political speech is a landmark decision, Human Rights Watch said today. The court ruled that Law 37/2012 was an unconstitutional restriction on free speech.
“Today, the Supreme Court of Libya has shown what freedom means,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “By declaring this law unconstitutional, it has affirmed free speech for the Libyan people, even for critical and controversial views.”
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