Under international human rights law, including Article 19 of the ICCPR which Iraq has ratified, the right to freedom of expression is recognized as a fundamental human right […] Iraqi authorities have an abhorrent track record of repressing the rights to freedom of speech and freedom of peaceful assembly […] Iraqis should be free to express themselves on social media platforms […] These are behaviors protected by international human rights law, which Iraqi authorities are obligated to uphold.