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Ethiopian Lawmakers Urge Repeal of Hate Speech Bill

3 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) 

ADDIS ABEBA (Ethiopia Monitor, Jan 2, 2020) Local rights groups and civic organizations said the draft Hate Speech and Misinformation law, if ratified, could easily be abused just like anti-terror law.

They urged for the lawmakers to repeal the bill in a discussion held on Wednesday despite MPs push for the bill to be stringiest than it is last month.

The draft law was a subject of a public hearing called by the lower house of the parliament Legal, Justice and Democratic Affairs Standing Committee on Wednesday.

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