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The Supreme Court recognized privacy as a fundamental right in a landmark ruling in August 2017
In May, the Supreme Court ruled to retain criminal defamation, despite calls for decriminalization.
Authorities continue to use sedition and criminal defamation laws to prosecute citizens who criticise government officials or oppose state policies. In a blow to free speech, the government in 2016 argued before the Supreme Court in favour of retaining criminal penalties for defamation. The court upheld the law.