Parliament Committee Approves 5-Year Jail Term to Anyone who “Justifies or Promotes Terrorism Acts”
2016-12-24 - 8:18 p
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security Parliamentary Committee approved a bill regarding amending article 11 of law 58/2006 concerning protecting the society from terrorist acts. The new amendment stipulates that anyone who promotes, praises, justifies or encourages any acts committed for a terrorist purpose shall be imprisoned to period not more than 5 years.
The amended article states that the same sentence is issued against anyone who through a print, promotes, praises, justifies or encourages any acts committed for a terrorist purpose while being aware.
The parliament is to vote on the aforementioned decision in its next session on Tuesday (December 27, 2016).
Activists are afraid that this new amendment would target the regime dissidents who are being tried pursuant to the Terrorism law.
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