[JURIST] Japan's parliament on Friday passed a controversial secrecy law amid widespread protests. The law, which has drawn protests [Bloomberg report] at every step of the approval process, targets public officials who leak information to the public. Those convicted under the law could face up to 10 years in prison. US based rights group, Open Society Foundations [advocacy website], criticized [press release] the law as a threat to public accountability. Others claim it is too broad and vague, covering too...

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