[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Libya on Thursday nullified a controversial law [Law 37, PDF, in Arabic] that criminalizes and punishes speech and propaganda endangering the security of the state or glorifying former leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. In a brief hearing, the court's constitutional chamber announced that the law is unconstitutional. The law prohibits speech and other expression that would interfere with "military efforts to defend the country, terrorizes people, or weakens the morale of citizens"...

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