Monthly Archives: May 2021

EFF tells California Court that forensic software source code must be disclosed to the defendant

EFF tells California Court that forensic software source code must be disclosed to the defendant

This statement was originally published on eff.org on 14 May 2021. Last week, EFF filed an amicus brief in State v. Alvin Davis in California, in support of Mr. Davis’s right to inspect the source code of STRMix, the forensic DNA software used at his trial. This is the most recent in a string of cases in which EFF has

Belarusian authorities must stop persecuting TUT.BY and other media

This statement was originally published on baj.by on 18 May 2021. On the morning of May 18, officials from the Financial Investigation Department burst into the homes of editors and journalists of the most popular Belarusian portal TUT.BY, as well as AV.BY. The Ministry of Information also blocked the TUT.BY website. The Belarusian Association of

Sri Lanka: Groups call for release of poet Ahnaf Jazeem detained for a year without charge

This statement was originally published on pen-international.org on 16 May 2021. We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the ongoing detention of poet and teacher, Ahnaf Jazeem, who has now been detained for a year without charge. We call on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately release Ahnaf Jazeem, or promptly charge him with

Mauritius: Proposed social media regulation will curtail citizens’ fundamental rights

This statement was originally published on cipesa.org on 7 May 2021. In Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius leads in many aspects. It is the only country on the continent categorised as a “full democracy” by the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index for 2020. Additionally, it has the second highest per capita income (USD 11,099) and one of the highest internet penetration rates in

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