On the road to tyranny: Maliki opinion and legalize the suppression of free media
Net Yasiri
On the road to tyranny: Maliki opinion and legalize the suppression of free media

07-04-2012 12:31 PMSays a media report published by some of the sites, newspapers, and local agencies of Iraq that the Iraqi government to discuss some proposed laws, which would impose severe restrictions on freedom of expression and association, reinforcing fears that the authorities play a repressive role in the life of a growing citizens.
And express some concern about the return of Iraqi government strictly controlled the citizens, which was the hallmark of life under the regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Iraq's parliament has seen bitter debate about a lot of bills, one of which involved the imposition of severe penalties on those who criticize the government on the Internet, while another requires demonstrators to obtain permission for any gathering.
Haider says Hmzzouz, an activist and blogger does not use his real name, fearing for his safety: «We must respect all ideas in Iraq». The Hmzzouz lead a campaign against the proposed law to information technology, which imposes a sentence of imprisonment for one year on each of the violation of «religious and moral values, family and social» on the Internet.
The draft law to life imprisonment for the use of computers and social networks in the threat of «independence and unity, security and safety of the State».

Hmzzouz say that the proposed legislation is designed to allow the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's control over the social media.
The government resorted to such a move over a year ago to quell the uprising inspired by the Arab spring revolutions sweeping the region. Hmzzouz say that these proposed laws: «aimed at the attack on militants».
And The Center for Law and Democracy, a human rights organization based in the United States-based, a report in the month of December (December) criticized from which the Iraqi government to propose «a number of legal restrictions that do not comply with basic standards of human rights constitutional and international».
In addition to legislation on the use of the Internet and organize demonstrations, Parliament is debating a law governing the establishment of political parties and media organizations.
The report of the center of law and democracy that vague laws «may be used to ban a wide range of expressions because it is just purely offensive expressions or simply because it is palatable in political terms by the government».
And confirms that many of Iraq, which came out of more than 30 years of dictatorship under Saddam Hussein and years of conflict and instability in the wake of the U.S. invasion, in need of strict laws to establish the ground rules are clear.
Says Basma Al Khatib, an activist in the field of women's rights, that some government action to remember the strict limitations that existed under Saddam Hussein, before being dropped in the US-led invasion on Iraq, the United States in 2003. Khatib said she fears the new democratic regime has led to the arrival of groups with authoritarian tendencies and religious and sectarian affiliations, ethnic, and political conflicts of power. She concluded by saying: «We had a red line and one in the reign of Saddam, but now we have hundreds of red lines and everyone has become Saddam. We have Saddam Hussein now has about 300, each with a mass, and his party ».
What she said Khatib to simplify things a lot of health and credibility, and I would like to add here, is that it's not about the law and by, no one dares to draft a law intersects directly with the freedom of opinion, and the media, the right of establishment parties, gatherings and demonstrations, and opposition to government decisions or laws enacted by Parliament, according to contexts sanctioned constitutional, since all the forces and blocs and political figures, in their speeches the public support the right of the citizen guaranteed constitutionally by, and they can not direct advertising for the intersection with these rights, because that simply means loss of the ballot box and the vote-earned deception, and then losing their positions by Anavham by their partners, but it's about the applications of that law, which deliberately Musharauh, and they belong to the political blocs, cross-ideology and discourse orientation, politics, and more accurately cross programs, to leave the gaps can be exploited not to overturn the law, according to, but to run an effective tool to strike at what proceeded to for it, or run a tool for crop who supposedly served, which is what we saw in the practice of the Maliki government, which described the opposition to a corrupt government demanding accountability of the corrupt and prosecuted, and to meet the needs of the people of SOA, Balmchagbin, and Osmt Balmchagbh to the martyrs of them, and prevented Tosifhm otherwise, hence the approach of the House of Representatives under the government politicized everything in the path of dictatorship of the class and individual, and under the regime of bargaining, and the names of democracy harmonic, which is in fact a mechanism of sectarian, ethnic and partisan of media Social on the Internet, and Blogs The opinion raised in the websites of the opposition, and set penalties of up to life imprisonment, the right of activists, individuals, groups, raising fears and anxiety, the future of Iraq is built according to Iranian version (heresy velayat-e faqih), which executes all human rights universally recognized, but also enhances say that Maliki and his party, but building a sectarian Iraq, and the consolidation of an authoritarian system, and prevented any objection to their quest, and embarking behavior that the laws approved by the Council of quotas or so-called House of Representatives falsely.