New Russian anti-terror law passes first reading

[JURIST] Updating a story published yesterday in JURIST's Paper Chase, new proposed Russian anti-terror legislation that would allow 60-day security clampdowns and that has critics fearing for civil rights easily passed its first reading Friday in the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliment. The bill would allow Russian authorities the right to impose 60-day security clampdowns anywhere in the country solely based on suspicion of a terror attack being planned. Critics argue that the law could easily be abused and would allow the government to snuff out public protests or popular discontent in the country. CNN has more.

 

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