A person shall not be subjected to torture or inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment.”

Similarly, the right of freedom of expression in a democratic society
where the need of public information through the robust criticism and
comments of the media, cannot be over-emphasized. Section 24 of the
Constitution protects the right of freedom of expression as follows:



A person has a right of freedom of expression and opinion.


A person shall not except with the free consent of that
person be hindered in the enjoyment of the freedom of
expression, which includes the freedom of the press and
other media, that is to say



freedom to hold opinions without interference;


freedom to receive ideas and information without


freedom to communicate ideas and information
without interference (whether the communication be
to the public generally or to any person or class of
persons); and


freedom from interference with the correspondence
of that person.

Nothing contained in or done under the authority of any law
shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of
this section to the extent that the law in question makes
provision (a)

that is reasonably required in the interests of
defence, public safety, public order, public morality
or public health;


that is reasonably required for the purpose of (i)

protecting the reputations, rights and
freedoms of other persons or the private lives
of persons concerned in legal proceedings;


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