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Indonesian Justice Minister Announces Amendments to Anti-Terror Law

Indonesia’s Minister for Justice and Human Rights announced that the Government has drafted amendments to controversial Law Number 16 (2003) on the elimination of terrorism. The law will be amended to make membership in a terrorist organisation a punishable offence, regardless of whether the person was involved in a terrorist attack. Furthermore, under the new law if a person has knowledge of an impending terrorist attack and does not report it to the authorities, he or she may face up to 15 years in prison.