Bahrain to step up war on terror
Manama, March 10, 2014
Bahrain is considering tough new laws to step up its war on terrorism and counter the recent dangerous shifts in terror tactics.
The move was announced yesterday - following the Daih terror blast in which three on-duty policemen were killed last Monday, plunging the nation into a state of shock and grief, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The law on protecting society from terrorism will be amended to give authorities more leverage.
The draft amendments were on the agenda as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, attended.
Interior Minister Lt-Gen Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa submitted the proposed amendments to the Cabinet for discussions.
Under the proposed amendments, resisting law enforcement through violence and threats would incur tougher legal action.
The authorities would also be mandated to undertake measures to prevent terror attacks and counter such designs.
Tough legal action will also be taken against anyone involved in training people, whether in Bahrain or abroad, on making bombs and explosives and carrying out terror crimes.
The draft amendments were referred to the ministerial committee for legal affairs for more scrutiny. The Cabinet paid homage to the martyred policemen. - TradeArabia News Service