Dutch government to outlaw attending terrorism training camps

October 19, 2007 19:18

The Dutch government plans to outlaw undergoing terrorism training, making it punishable by a maximum of eight years imprisonment, the Justice Ministry said Friday. "Anyone who takes part in terrorism training and ... shares the knowledge or skills, is guilty of a serious indictable offense," the ministry said in a statement. The bill introduced Friday also targets extremists who travel overseas to train for terror attacks in the Netherlands. "We have to be able to take legal action against them," the ministry said. The new legislation must be approved by parliament before becoming law.

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