I Am Ahmed and Charlie

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has commemorated last week's tragedy in Paris in two articles. In advocating for the universal inviolability of the freedom of speech and of the press, HCLU stands against the intensification of populist, anti-immigration voices, and has also made it clear that extremist statements and acts in response to the attacks only play into the hands of terrorists.

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