Draconian bill would criminalize defamation in Timor-Leste

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate withdrawal of a bill that would criminalize defamation in Timor-Leste again, six years after a similar law inherited from the Portuguese colonial era was removed from the criminal code as a result of the adoption of a new press code.

Under the draconian bill unveiled by justice minister Manuel Cárceres da Costa on 5

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