Supreme court to rule whether ban on abuse memoir threatens free speech

Rights groups back challenge, claiming injunction on British performing artist’s book is serious risk to freedom of expressionA British performing artist who has been prevented from publishing his memoir as a result of legal action brought by his ex-wife is to ask the supreme court to overturn the ban, arguing that it poses a dangerous threat to free speech.The artist – who can be identified only as MLA as a consequence of the extensive secrecy surrounding the case – is being supported by human rights groups and a leading writers’ organisation, which also believe that an injunction imposed by a lower court presents a serious risk to the right to freedom of expression. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-12-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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