Tunisia adopts new anti-terror law

first_imgTunisia’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to pass the country’s new anti-terror law despite fears by rights groups that it could be abused and threaten the fledgling democracy. In a late-night session Friday, 174 deputies voted for the legislation, 10 abstained and no one voted against it a sign of the perceived urgency for the law after Tunisia was battered by devastating attacks on tourists in March and then again June.The law replaces legislation from 2003 and is designed to facilitate efforts to combat terrorism, but rights groups fear it will give impunity to security forces and sacrifice the achievements of the 2011 revolution for the sake of stability.last_img

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