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[rpd] [Community-Discuss] Controversial anti-shutdown policy discussed at RIPE

Ali Hussein ali at
Mon May 15 08:05:39 UTC 2017


Protests are an expression of freedom of association and speech. Shutting down the Internet because people are protesting is unjustified. The very Governments that are elected by the people should be responsible to the people. I can see where in some extreme (really extreme) circumstances where shut downs maybe be necessary. However, mechanisms MUST be put in place from the onset to justify such. And this must be a Multi- Stakeholder Consensus Building Mechanism where NATIONAL SECURITY is truly in jeopardy. 

Ali Hussein
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> On 15 May 2017, at 9:37 AM, Ish Sookun <ish at> wrote:
> Hi Ali,
>> On 14/05/17 19:43, Ali Hussein wrote:
>> I've been following this discourse for a few days and I'm getting the feeling that no one in the community is supporting a shut down right? 
> I would not say no one is supporting a shutdown. The discussions on the
> RPD list prompted that some found it justified for the government to
> shut down the internet because of riots & protests. I am not saying
> whether they are right or wrong, but merely citing what I read from the
> list.
> Regards,
> Ish Sookun
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