Jordan drafting new anti-terror legislation Greg Sampson at 5:04 PM ET
[JURIST] The Jordanian government [official website] said Tuesday that it is drafting tough new antiterrorism legislation that would allow suspected terrorists to be held indefinitely and, in very broad terms, would impose penalties on any individual who "would expose the lives and properties of citizens to danger inside and outside the country." The new anti-terror legislation is being drafted in the wake of last week's deadly bombings at three hotels in Amman that killed 57 people [Reuters report]. Also Tuesday, new security regulations were implemented that require all Jordanians to notify the government of any foreigners renting property, and further demand that citizens provide the names and passport information of those foreigners. Interior Minister Awni Yirfas stated that the new measures are intended to curtail foreign militants' operations within the country. In addition to the new governmental measures, 11 Jordanian officials resigned in the wake of last week's bombing attacks. AP has more.
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