Baghdad - INA
Today, Sunday, the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee identified the reasons that hinder the legislation of the electronic crime law, while stressing that the legislation of the law will limit crimes.
Committee member Ahmed Al-Kinani told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the law was brought up in previous sessions of Parliament, but he refused on the pretext that it limits freedom of expression of opinion and the differences between political blocs and civil society organizations."
He pointed out that "there are many blackmail operations that the citizen is subjected to by organized gangs as well as defamation of false information that requires the government to intervene to speed up the approval of the law, pointing out that" the legislation of the law will reduce the crimes as it is applied in neighboring countries. "
Al-Kanani added, "There are pages funded externally that are trying to stir sectarian strife among the people. It is necessary to limit these sites and hold their owners accountable. We do not allow the return of sectarianism through the funded pages."
The Ministry of Interior called on the House of Representatives to expedite the legislation on combating cybercrime.
The spokesman for the ministry, Brigadier Khaled Al-Muhanna, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The law against cybercrime has passed a time without being decided," stressing that if the House of Representatives rushes to legislate this law, it will limit those crimes.