Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, September 12, 2002

the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) in Namibia called for legislation making it illegal to criticize President Sam Nujoma.

Reacting to a cartoon on the editorial pages of The Namibian last Friday, the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) said in a statement yesterday that the depiction of Nujoma as an "attack dog" to catch British Prime Minister Tony Blair had gone beyond the bounds of freedom of expression and showed no respect towards the personal character and integrity of the party and Namibia's President.

They urged the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, with Nujoma as acting Minister, to pass legislation making it a "punishable offence for any member of the public, especially arrogant euro-centric journalists, to insult the presidency as well as the character and dignity of the head of state".

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