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The terror Olimpic Games


President Vladimir Putin signed a new counter-terrorism law on November 3. The law is intended to have increased powers against terrorists during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics that will commence on February. The law was quickly passed by both the lower and the upper house of the Parliament in a unanimous vote. But there are many doubts about its compliance with the rule of law.

President Vladimir Putin signed a new counter-terrorism law on November 3. The law is intended to have increased powers against terrorists during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics that will commence on February. The law was quickly passed by both the lower and the upper house of the Parliament in a unanimous vote. But there are many doubts about its compliance with the rule of law.

 

What’s new?

The new law imposes terms of imprisonment of up to 10 years those convicted of receiving “terrorist” training, something which wasn’t spelled out in the previous law, and compensation for damages, including moral damages, to victims of terrorist acts. At the same time, the law envisages that those involved in such training would be absolved of any punishment if they report it to the authorities.

Russian authorities have cracked down on the Dagestan-based fighters, but the recent suicide bombing on a bus in the city of Volgograd on October 21st – where  five people were killed and another 32 injured – raised security worries ahead of the Games.

The Winter Olympics Games, which are scheduled to open on February 7, will take place just a few hundred kilometers from the North Caucus region, where rebels are fighting to install an Islamic state, and there have been concerns about security threats posed by an Islamic insurgency that has raged across the region. But what’s really new is that the signed law also obliges “relatives and close associates” of suspect terrorists to refund victims of the terroristic attacks from the damages they caused.

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