Council of the Republic Rejects Draft Law on Fighting Extremism
On October 20 only two members of the Council of the Republic voted for the draft Law on Fighting Extremism, reports European Radio for Belarus.
The draft law was presented by Mikalai Charhinets, chairperson of the permanent commission for international affairs and national security. According to him, the draft law was composed of 5 chapters and 21 articles. It defined legal and organizational basics on fighting terrorism in order to “defend the rights, freedoms and legal interests of the citizens, constitutional system and territorial unity of the country”. The draft law defined basic terms as extremism, extremist activity, etc. The draft law provided that general management of activities on fighting extremism should be done by the president of the country and the government within the limits of its commission.