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U.N. Envoy For Free Expression Says U.S. Must Protect Protesters’ Rights

By Zaid Jilani on December 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm

"U.N. Envoy For Free Expression Says U.S. Must Protect Protesters’ Rights"


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In an interview with the Huffington Post’s Dan Froomkin, Frank La Rue, the United Nation’s envoy for free expression, has expressed concern that the federal government in the United States is not doing enough to protect the rights of protesters nationwide. “I believe in city ordinances and I believe in maintaining urban order,” La Rue said. “But on the other hand I also believe that the state — in this case the federal state — has an obligation to protect and promote human rights.”

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