Tunisia passes new anti-terror law after two deadly attacks
July 25, Tunis: Tunisia’s parliament has adopted a new anti-terror law aims to counter the threat posed by Islamist militants recent after the recent attacks claimed by ISIL group.
The move follows two deadly attacks on tourism sites – a beach and hotel at Sousse in June and the Bardo Museum in Tunis in March.
Under the new law, those convicted of terrorism could face the death penalty and expressions of support for terrorism are a jailable offence.
MPs passed the law overwhelmingly after three days of debate. The law was adopted late on Friday night, with 172 members of parliament voting in favour and ten abstentions.
The Oslo Times