Maldives Lawmakers accept anti-terror legislation with reservations

Parliament on Sunday moved ahead with new anti-terror legislation submitted by the government despite reservations about the proposed restriction of constitutional rights and longer detention periods for terror suspects.

The bill, which seeks to revise the 2015 Anti-Terrorism Act, was accepted unanimously with 54 votes in favour and sent to the national security and foreign affairs committee for review.

The proposed changes would authorise police to arrest terror suspects without a warrant, conduct invasive body searches, deny private consultations with legal counsel and detain suspects for 48 hours before taking them before a judge

The scope of crimes outlined in the existing law would be widened along with two new chapters dealing with repatriation, de-radicalisation and rehabilitation of jihadi fighters and their families........................


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