Sisi approves new law setting up special courts

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday approved an anti-terrorism law that sets up special courts and provides protections to its enforcers in the face of a two-year-long insurgency that aims to topple his government. The law also details sentences for various crimes ranging from five years to the death[…]

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Malaysia revives detention without trial

Malaysia’s parliament has passed an anti-terrorism bill that reintroduces detention without trial, three years after it was revoked by Prime Minister Najib Razak. Opposition members of parliament proposed several amendments to the legislation, under which individuals can be detained for up to two years with two-year extensions thereafter, but it[…]

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Tony Abbott’s unambiguous anti-Muslim bigotry exposed

OPINION by Randa Abdel-Fattah- In 2011, then opposition immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison, sought to persuade the shadow cabinet to take advantage of what were perceived to be increasing concerns among the general public about Australian Muslims. That there was opposition by some members of the shadow cabinet to the suggestion[…]

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Britian to introduce new anti-terrorism laws

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with rebel groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block such suspected British radical fighters[…]

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