Tunisia to pass "strict" new anti-terrorism law

(AGI) Tunis, July 3 - Tunisia's parliament is considering a newanti-terror law that "appears to give security forces thenecessary instruments to tackle terrorism with determination",Italy's ambassador to Tunis, Raimondo De Cardona, commented onFriday. "A great effort is underway, certainly on the emotionalcurrent that has followed the events at the Bardo Museum andnow in Sousse. The new anti-terror law should be approved inthe last week of July," he said. One of the most innovativeaspects of the bill regards cyberterrorism, allowing police toarrest anyone who spreads terrorist ideologies or informationon the internet.

(AGI) Tunis, July 3 - Tunisia's parliament is considering a newanti-terror law that "appears to give security forces thenecessary instruments to tackle terrorism with determination",Italy's ambassador to Tunis, Raimondo De Cardona, commented onFriday. "A great effort is underway, certainly on the emotionalcurrent that has followed the events at the Bardo Museum andnow in Sousse. The new anti-terror law should be approved inthe last week of July," he said. One of the most innovativeaspects of the bill regards cyberterrorism, allowing police toarrest anyone who spreads terrorist ideologies or informationon the internet. Another key aspect is the introduction ofwiretapping as a legal means to acquire evidence, with priorauthorisation from a judge, for up to four months and with thepossibility of extending its duration. The bill also includespenalties for people who reveal the names of undercover agentsworking in extremist groups. "This law has been in developmentfor quite some time and has led to some heated debates, but atthe moment seems to be coming to a result in a particularlystrict key," said De Cardona. (AGI).