Anti-Terrorism bill drawn….

The proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill has drawn the concern of the International Council of Jurists (ICJ). 

ICJ said in a statement that it is particularly worried about clause 4(1)(a) of the Bill, which, if enacted in its current form, would institute the death sentence for “the terrorism offence of murder.” 

Senior Legal Advisor Livio Zilli of the ICJ stated that “alleged dangers to national security, whether or not emerging in connection with acts of “terrorism,” should not be utilized as a justification for the death penalty.” 

The Bill does include several PTA enhancements. The statement said that the ICJ believes that the Bill’s other negative elements obviously outweigh its advantages.

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