Tunisia tightens security after terrorist beach attack

(AGI) Tunis, July 3 - The Tunisian parliament is to bring innew laws to boost the fight against terrorism. Sana Mersseni ofthe Legislative Committee outlined the main points of a draftbill on Studio Shems TV. They include an offence of cyberterrorism, wiretaps on suspected terrorists and up to fiveyears in prison for anyone who reveals the names of undercoveragents in extremist organisations. It also allows themonitoring and arrest of anyone spreading information orideologies linked to Islamic terrorism on the web. After theattack on Sousse on June 26, the Ministry of Religious

(AGI) Tunis, July 3 - The Tunisian parliament is to bring innew laws to boost the fight against terrorism. Sana Mersseni ofthe Legislative Committee outlined the main points of a draftbill on Studio Shems TV. They include an offence of cyberterrorism, wiretaps on suspected terrorists and up to fiveyears in prison for anyone who reveals the names of undercoveragents in extremist organisations. It also allows themonitoring and arrest of anyone spreading information orideologies linked to Islamic terrorism on the web. After theattack on Sousse on June 26, the Ministry of Religious Affairssaid it will close 80 mosques thought to be close to the Salafimovement and outside government control. Security forces willincrease counter-terrorism operations, with raids and searchesaimed at dismantling terrorist cells. The government alsoannounced the deployment of 1,770 extra forces. Security intourist areas will be tightened with armed patrols inside andoutside resorts. A national conference on terrorism will beheld in September and financial incentives will used to helpsecurity forces gather information about terrorist cells. . .