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Religion News Service: Pakistan Attempts to Prosecute Ahmadi US Citizens for Digital BlasphemyJanuary 13, 2021
O’Melveny partner Brett Williamson is defending pro bono client TrueIslam.com, the official website of the American Ahmadiyya Muslim community, against Pakistani authorities’ demands that the website be taken down based on claims that it violates Pakistani blasphemy law and cybercrime regulations, Religion News Service reported.
“This is a malicious attempt to chill free speech and expression by a Muslim American website,” Williamson said in a letter to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. He described the takedown notice as “legally infirm, but also patently absurd in its reach.”
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