Russian Parliament approves Anti-Terror Bill

In a move which aims to make terrorism punishment in Russia more sever, the lower house of the country’s Parliament, Duma passed a new Anti-Terror Bill which makes punishment for terrorism more harsh and also holds terrorists’ relatives liable to pay for the damages caused in attacks.

The upper house is expected to approve the Bill and then it will be forced into law by the assent of President Vladimir Putin. The bill further provides that training for terrorist activities is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Those participating in a militant group on foreign soils may face a punishment of up to 6 years.

Putin has taken a tough stance against the North Caucausus rebellion following two wars between the Russian army and Chechen separatists.

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