Maliki law of freedom of expression raises undecided in Parliament and the House of R
Waiting for the House of Representatives of the media and organizations concerned with human rights, reactions "rejecting" the law of "freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration" as Alhalah- who was re-recently read drafted by the previous "controversial" - to ensure those objections in the final draft of the law.
The most prominent of those Alaaataradat- according to deputies criticized the draft Ayda- is raised with respect to the imposition of preconditions to hold demonstrations and the use of glitter "loose" can be interpreted against the media. While confirming a prominent member of the Committee on Culture that the law "will not go" At its current form, at least for its and will be presented to the public and professionals by legislation.
The draft law put forward today is the same version presented in October 2012, and then saw one leading Shiite parties in opposition to the previous government's approach, a set of ideas, "Nuri al-Maliki" and the staff of the secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
And demanded that the Legal Committee at the time, returned a "bill" sent to the Council of Ministers, described the law as "reflectors" target formats for him, and he expands the circle of censorship and limits on freedoms of them.
In the meantime, confirms a member of the Culture Committee in the House of Representatives Maysoon al "long" that "the version that was read in Parliament earlier this week is the same as that presented in the previous parliamentary session." Noting that the version you need to "many amendments", and it do not help in the expansion of "freedom of expression".
Rejects Damluji a deputy from the coalition, "Allawi" Some of the items contained in the draft, which talks about the timing of "specific" for a demonstration -mn seven in the morning until the tenth Ala- which was considered to prevent the continuation of the demonstrations until the morning -If was Slmah-
As indicated Damluji that the use of expressions such as "public morals and public order," which does not allow the demonstrators or the owner of the opinion ndash; according Almsudh- impenetrable "not clear", as MP asks "who will own the right to interpret those Alabarat..hl man is in charge of police" ?
In contrast emphasizes the MP for Baghdad that of its -althagafah Barlmanah- "I will not let pass the law in this way," and see that the law of the important legislation that affects the lives of citizens directly, and can not leave the arrangements set up demonstrations "against those responsible," however, the power associated with their consent.
In the meantime, says Deputy for Civil Alliance sunrise Abaiji "long" that the current draft of the law need to be "serious work" of many parties, not necessarily from within the parliament. Arguing that "Scott" or civil society organizations and the media to "restrictions" imposed on public opinion and the right to demonstrate in the current draft would not "compel" Parliament on these observations included in subsequent deliberations of the law.
It recognizes Abaiji a deputy for Baghdad seriousness of the existence of some expressions contained in the "draft" on freedom of expression, and that you need to "dismantle" the meanings which may carry more than one meaning and lead consequently to Tkim "mouths" and the suppression of freedoms and the media that will fall victim to the "interpretations" phrases "mysterious" relating to public morality, racism and nationalism.
He says the second chapter of the draft law presented to the House of Representatives under "freedom of expression", V. prohibits propaganda for war or acts of terrorism or national hatred, racial or religious or sectarian, and challenge the religions, sects, beliefs and detract from that or would adherents . The activists asked to put precise criteria for these expressions.
And applied to the violator to the list of prohibitions in the "draft" Penal Code No. (111) for the year 1969 also emphasizes "the draft law" to punish all of the broadcast intentionally propaganda for war or acts of terrorism or national hatred, racial or religious or sectarian imprisonment for a term not exceeding (10 ) ten years, and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year and a fine of not less than one million dinars and not more than ten million dinars each of the assaulted one of the ways of publicity on the belief of one of the religious communities or blackguard rituals, Aotaba and deployment of a holy book for the religious sect symbols wherein text deliberately distort and alter its meaning, or imitated Nasca religious ceremony or intent to ridicule him.
While stressing one of the main activists in the field of human rights Hana Edward "long" that "civil society organizations worked between the years 2011-2013 to develop many notes on the draft Law on Freedom of Expression", noting that "the current draft," We must protect the freedom of man, according to that the Constitution does not "detract from it."
Criticizes Edward embed "draft" item on news relevant authorities of its intention to set up a demonstration five days before "at least", saying that this matter will narrow the "freedom to demonstrate" if the grandfather is what he wanted the audience out to express his opinion in the case. It also objected to determine hours of demonstrations, and try to get the names of the event organizer and purpose.
On the other hand indicated that the "draft" is displayed, full of phrases that can tolerate "interpretation", which allows for views of security that prevent "freedom of expression" to the public and cause a state of "frequency" to express his opinion freely. With the Atjd activist Civil need to use the descriptions "holy" and "national security" and that it considers an obstacle to criticize certain destinations and allow the suppression of a demonstration on the grounds that the expressions "floating", especially when it says that "power in Iraq to Atstoab freedom of expression and considered all the criticism that he exceeded the taboo and a threat to national security. "
And refers the third chapter in the "draft law" under "freedom of assembly" that "citizens freedom of public meetings after obtaining prior permission from the President of the Administrative Unit before five (5) days in at least that includes a request for authorization subject of the meeting and its purpose and the time and place of his contract and the names of members of the Organizing Committee of him. " Nor shall Almsudh- ndash; according to the combined offense of "public order or morals to the media." The law does not allow the item "freedom of peaceful demonstrations" for citizens to organize demonstrations before seven o'clock this morning, or after ten o'clock at night.
So says the chairman of the Parliamentary Human Rights, a body responsible for display "draft" on the House of Representatives, the "long" that the decision within the Commission to provide the previous laws sent from the government, which reached the voting stage to read again, and within those laws is " freedom of expression and peaceful protest. "
It is likely Committee Chairman Arshad Salhi that are the most prominent notes on the draft of the law is to "expand the citizen's right to object and pretending to avoid what happened after June 10," adding that one of the reasons for the setback was "restrictions" on the freedom of people to oppose the policies of the "wrong" did not find the time Daghih ears.
Salhi and vows that his committee will open the door of the reception, "notes" and comments of all citizens and the press institutions and civil society organizations on the draft put forward and will ensure that all those notes in the law.