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Shafaq News / The Parliamentary Human Rights Committee announced today, Wednesday, that the law on freedom of expression, assembly, and demonstration will not be passed in its current form unless the required amendments are made to it, calling on the political parties that attacked it to study the situation before making accusations.
The Parliamentary Human Rights Committee said in a statement received by Shafaq News agency, "The law on freedom of expression, assembly, and demonstration came from the government, and it was presented for reading in Parliament, and due to the many restrictions on expressing opinion and peaceful demonstration, the committee emphasizes guaranteeing the rights granted constitutionally, including the right Expressing opinion as stipulated in the Constitution in Article 38.
And she added, "The freedom of peaceful demonstration is a right guaranteed by the constitution, and we will study all available options by not allowing freedoms to be restricted, and the required amendments will be made to the law sent by the government."
The committee indicated that it "will hold expanded conferences in the presence of activists, civil society organizations and academics to take their opinions and proposals."
The Human Rights Committee affirmed "not to vote on the law in its current form except after making the required amendments and working not to allow mouths to be silenced."
The statement continued, "What is issued by some political parties and blocs expresses their point of view, and it would have been better to send their proposals to the Human Rights Committee for review and study, and to take the committee's position on the draft law instead of making accusations against it."
The Freedom of Expression Law, which was read in the first reading in the House of Representatives, sparked a parliamentary debate from political blocs, most notably the extension and the new generation, and independent deputies demanded the withdrawal of the draft law because it contradicts the constitution, according to their opinion, while parliamentary signatures were collected calling for the withdrawal or amendment of the paragraphs of the draft law.
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