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European Human Rights Court Rules Banning Political Ads Not a Violation of Freedom of Expression

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An animal rights campaign group has failed to overturn the U.K.'s ban on U.S.-style political advertising on radio and television, according to the Guardian.

By a majority decision, judges at the European court of human rights in Strasbourg have ruled that preventing the broadcast of a commercial – showing a girl in chains in a chimpanzee's cage – did not violate freedom of expression.