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Tunisian Parliament adopts new-anti terror law to counter Islamist terrorists

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London: The parliament of Tunisia has adopted a new anti-terror law to counter threats from Islamist militants.

According to the BBC, the move came following two attacks at tourism sites, a beach and hotel at Sousse in June and a museum in Tunis in March.

Terror convicts could face the death penalty under the new law and any expression in support of terrorism is a jailable offence.

The law was passed by MPs after three days of intense debates.

However, rights groups have condemned the new measures as draconian. (ANI)