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France: Parliament adopts new anti-terrorism bill

On 15 December, the French Senate adopted a new anti-terrorism law, passed by the National Assembly a few weeks earlier. The law allows for broad surveillance, longer prison terms for terrorist offenses and increases the period of detention in police custody from four to six days. The legislation will enter into force after a final vote by both houses before the end of the year.

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