Somalia Minister calls for Parliament to approve new anti-terrorism bill

Published: July 27, 2015

Somalia Minister calls for Parliament to approve new anti-terror billSomalia’s Minister of Internal Security has called for the country’s Federal Parliament to approve the new anti-terrorism bill, which is aimed at beefing up powers to confront the threat of extremist militants following a spate of deadly attacks.
The new law was submitted to the Parliament and was read to the Parliament by the Minister of Internal Security Abdirisack Omar Mohamed.
The minister said that the new bill will help the government to deal with the terror group and other threats.
‘’We are determined to work on the peace and stability of our country. If we want to deal with the groups such as al-Shabaab who are a threat to the national security, this kind of laws should come in to accelerate the security agencies duties,’’ he said.
The new laws that would boost the powers of security officials and police could pass through parliament within weeks. It is expected to ensure government is able to punish groups engaged in terror related acts.
Anti-terror law was first introduced by the former cabinet in 2014 but it failed to proceed to the country’s parliament for approval due to undisclosed reasons.
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