Pakistan: Anti-terrorism bill increases detention without judicial review

On 28 July, the Government introduced an Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2010, which seeks to insert into the anti-terrorism legislation of 1997 the measures contained in the now elapsed Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Ordinance 2009. The Bill would empower the government to detain suspects for up to 90 days without judicial review, to seize media said to “glorify” terrorists or terrorist activities, and ban groups formed with new names linked to proscribed organisations. More news here.
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