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Human Rights Watch – Ecuador: Decriminalize Defamation

Date: Nov 15, 2011

Recently the owners and former editor of Ecuador’s largest newspaper were sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $40 million in fines for libel against President Rafael Correa:

Ecuador should repeal insult laws (desacato) and all norms that criminalize defamation of public officials and institutions, Human Rights Watch said today.

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