When “cybercrime” laws gag free expression: stopping the dangerous trend across MENA
It’s not just Egypt. Throughout the Middle East and North Africa, laws purportedly aimed at increasing national security are putting human rights at risk.
Free expression in MENA: death by a thousand cuts
Across the region, authorities are leveraging accusations of “fake news” and imposing harsh prison sentences — in some cases, 10 years — based on what an advocate has posted online.