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New Anti-Terrorism Law Threatens Brazil’s Civil Society | RED POWER MEDIA

25.11.15

New Anti-Terrorism Law Threatens Brazil’s Civil Society | RED POWER MEDIA: The definition of terrorism in the proposed new legislation remains vague, referring to the ‘provoking of generalized terror or panic’, a subjective concept that has raised suspicions about how widely the law may be applied.

Earlier this month, a group of UN Special Rapporteurs said the new law was too broadly drafted and could restrict fundamental freedoms.

‘We fear that the definition of the crime established by the draft law may result in ambiguities and confusion as to what the State considers a terrorist offence, potentially undermining the exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms,’ the experts said.


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