Indonesia passes tougher anti-terror Bill


JAKARTA: Indonesia’s parliament unanimously approved a tougher anti-terrorism law lengthening detention periods and involving the military in counter-terrorism policing, spurred into action by recent bombings that involved children as perpetrators.

Rights groups have criticised the revisions as overly broad and vague and warned against rushing them into law.

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