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Executive Actions Taken
 
BICI Recommendation 1722(h) (Implemented in part, rest in in progress)
Speech activity charges and convictions
To review convictions and commute sentences of all persons charged with offences involving political expression, not consisting of advocacy of violence, or, as the case may be, to drop outstanding charges against them.

Progress & Actions

Implemented in part, rest in in progress

On 24 December 2011, the Attorney General confirmed that all charges relating to free speech will be dropped, with cases only being pursued against those persons accused of violent crimes. This decision benefits 334 people.

On 2 January 2012, the Supreme Judicial Council announced that a committee of civilian judges will review all convictions with a view to commute sentences of all persons charged with offences involving political expression, not consisting of advocacy of violence.

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