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Saudi Arabia: New terrorism law is latest tool to crush peaceful expression

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia's latest tool to crush peaceful expression 03 February 2014  A new counter-terrorism law in Saudi Arabia will entrench existing patterns of human rights violations and serve as a further tool to suppress peaceful political dissent, Amnesty International said after analysing the legislation. The Law for the Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing, which took effect on 1 February, uses an overly vague definition of terrorism, gives the Ministry of Interior broad new powers and legalizes a range of ongoing human rights violations against detainees.“This…

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