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Bahrain: New anti-terrorism bill signed into law

On 10 August, the King of Bahrain signed a counter-terrorism bill adopted by the Parliament on 22 July. A number of organizations and experts, including the UN Special Rapporteur on counter- terrorism and human rights, Martin Scheinin, have expressed concerns about its overly broad definition of terrorism, unclear definition of the offence of incitement to terrorism and granting of increased detention powers without judicial review to the Public Prosecutor.

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