Qatar Repressive New Law Further Curbs Freedom Of Expression Amnesty International

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A new vaguely-worded law which criminalizes a broad range of speech and publishing activities stands to significantly restrict freedom of expression in Qatar, barely two years after it acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Amnesty International said today.

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A new vaguely-worded law which criminalizes a broad range of speech and publishing activities stands to significantly restrict freedom of expression in Qatar, barely two years after it acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Amnesty International said today.. The law, issued by Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, amends the Penal Code by …

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Qatar: Repressive new law further curbs freedom of expression; Qatar: Repressive new law further curbs freedom of expression. Lunes, 20 de enero, 2020. Under the new law, “biased” broadcasting or publishing can be punished by up to five years in prison and a fine of 100,000 riyals (over $25,000 USD). This is contrary to the ICCPR, which Qatar received international

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A new vaguely-worded law which criminalizes a broad range of speech and publishing activities stands to significantly restrict freedom of expression in Qatar, barely two years after it acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Amnesty International said today.

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Qatar: Repressive new law further curbs freedom of expressionAmnesty International Posted: January 25, 2020 at 1:56 pm A new vaguely-worded law which criminalizes a broad range of speech and publishing activities stands to significantly restrict freedom of expression in Qatar, barely two years after it acceded to the International Covenant on Civil …

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A new Qatari law criminalizing the publishing of “false or biased” statements could “significantly restrict freedom of expression”, rights group Amnesty International said on

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London-based Amnesty International said the new law is a “worrying regression” from commitments Qatar made in 2018 when it ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The ICCPR has been ratified by 173 countries in all. “Qatar already has a host of repressive laws, but this new legislation deals another bitter blow to freedom of expression

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A new Qatari law criminalising the publishing of "false or biased" statements could "significantly restrict freedom of expression", rights group Amnesty International said on Monday.

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A new Qatari law criminalising the publishing of "false or biased" statements could "significantly restrict freedom of expression", rights group Amnesty International said on Monday. The addition to Qatar's penal code published on Sunday allows for imprisonment of up to five years and a fine of up to 100,000 Qatari riyals ($27,000) for broadcasting, publishing, or …

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CAIRO - 23 January 2020: Qatar has issued a new legislation eliminating the "last outlet" for freedom of expression, criminalizing any speech or act that contradicts "Doha's policy," an Egyptian human rights organization said in a Thursday statement. Maat Foundation for Peace and Human Rights said that Doha has recently amended a 2004 law so

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"Qatar already has a host of repressive laws, but this new legislation deals another bitter blow to freedom of expression in the country and is a blatant …

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Rights group Amnesty International criticised the law's broad provisions as "a bitter blow to freedom of expression" and warned it could be used to "silence peaceful critics.. "Qatar already has a host of repressive laws, but this new legislation deals another bitter blow to freedom of expression in the country and is a blatant breach of international human rights …

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DUBAI - A new Qatari law criminalising the publishing of

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“The new cybercrimes law is a major setback for freedom of expression in Qatar,” said Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme. “It contains broad and vaguely-worded provisions that fly in the face of international standards.

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Amnesty says new Qatar lawcurbs freedom of expression’ Posted on January 21, 2020 by GCC Media Team. 21 Jan. Originally posted to the Reuters website, 20 January 2020. DUBAI (Reuters) – A new Qatari law criminalizing the publishing of “false or biased” statements could “significantly restrict freedom of expression”, rights group Amnesty

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A new Qatari law criminalising the publishing of "false or biased" statements could "significantly restrict freedom of expression", rights group …

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Qatar ‘fake news’ law signals ‘worrying regression’: Rights group. Amnesty International says new law ‘deals another bitter blow to freedom of expression’ in the country.

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A new vaguely-worded law which criminalizes a broad range of speech and publishing activities stands to significantly restrict freedom of expression in Qatar, barely two years after it acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Amnesty International said today.

Is the new law in qatar a violation of human rights?

Qatar already has a host of repressive laws, but this new legislation deals another bitter blow to freedom of expression in the country and is a blatant breach of international human rights law “This law effectively signals a worrying regression from commitments made two years ago to guarantee the right to freedom of expression.

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“It is deeply troubling that the Qatari Emir is passing legislation that can be used to silence peaceful critics. Qatar’s authorities should be repealing such laws, in line with their international legal obligations, not adding more of them.”

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The full text of the law – which Amnesty International has reviewed – appeared in the Official Gazette issue of 19 January, though it had in fact been issued by the Emir almost two weeks earlier, on 8 January. On 18 January, the Qatari paper al-Raya published a substantially accurate report of the new law on its website.

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