The Senate adopts a textual content permitting the safe detention of terrorists | EUROtoday

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Each assault has its personal new anti-terrorism legislation. The assaults on Arras and the Bir-Hakeim bridge within the fall of 2023 have been no exception to the rule in a context tense by the method of the high-risk Olympic Games (OG). The Senate adopted, Tuesday January 30, by a really massive majority – 235 votes for, 92 in opposition to – a invoice tabled by the senator Les Républicains (LR) du Rhône and president of the legislation committee, François-Noël Buffet, and a number of other of his LR and centrist colleagues. In the minds of its authors, the textual content, voted by the presidential majority within the Senate, goals at three aims: strengthening the post-prison monitoring system for people convicted of terrorism; enhance the technique of repressing radicalized minors; and supply extra assets for monitoring and repressing radicalization on social networks.

The most essential provision of the adopted textual content is the establishment of “two new judicial security detention measures, consisting of allowing the placement of a person convicted of terrorist crimes, upon their release, in a socio-medical-judicial security center or in an adapted reception establishment, if they present a very high probability of recidivism characterized by serious personality disorders or persistent adherence to an ideology or theories inciting the commission of acts of terrorism”, specifies the press launch from the High Assembly. This provision applies to individuals sentenced to a legal sentence of no less than fifteen years' imprisonment.

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Furthermore, the repetition of a terrorist offense, such because the apology of terrorism, will permit the institution of safety detention. The textual content additionally opens up the potential of saying “care obligations for those leaving prison convicted of terrorism with psychological disorders”just like the alleged terrorist of the Bir-Hakeim bridge, who had interrupted his therapy with the consent of a psychiatrist.

“Prevent any action”

Concerning minors accused of terrorism, the variety of which has multiplied worryingly during the last three years, the senatorial textual content “modifies the regime of judicial control, house arrest with electronic surveillance and pre-trial detention applicable to minors over 13 years of age”. Maximum pre-trial detention is elevated from thirty days to a few months for 13-16 yr olds and as much as two years for these over 16 indicted for terrorism. A disposition “authorizes the care of minors under the control of justice by the judicial protection of youth (PJJ) beyond their majority, so as to avoid interruptions in care”as was the case for the alleged perpetrator of the Arras assault, aged 20 and brought into care till he was 18.

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