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NEW WAVE OF ANTI-TERROR LAWS MUZZLES CRITICS

A new wave of anti-terror laws, enacted in El Salvador, Russia and the Philippines, will give the authorities further ways to muzzle journalists, opposition critics and civil society groups, IFEX members say.

In El Salvador and the Philippines, new laws could ultimately lead to dissidents spending up to 40 years in jail.

Check out this week's "IFEX Communiqué" features here:
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El Salvador: Police Use Anti-Terror Law to Suppress Protest

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Russia: Putin Signs in Draconian Anti-Extremism Measures

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Philippines: New Anti-Terror Law Challenged in Court

(Photo: Police at the scene of road blockades in Suchitoto, El Salvador. Photo courtesy of http://www.laprensagrafica.com)

(31 July 2007)

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