Philippine president signs anti-terrorism law

"It upgrades our pre-emptive capability to check the conspiracies of harm and mass murder."

March 6, 2007 09:09
Philippine president signs anti-terrorism law

Arroyo 88. (photo credit: )


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President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed a long sought anti-terrorism law Tuesday aimed at battling al-Qaida-linked militant, but which civil rights activists regard as a weapon of oppression. The Human Security Act will add legal muscle to a US-backed counterterrorism campaign in a country seen as a key target and breeding ground of militants in Southeast Asia's Muslim heartland. "It upgrades our pre-emptive capability to check the conspiracies of harm and mass murder, and contain the movement of arms and funds to sow mayhem," Arroyo said. Law-abiding Filipinos, she said, "have nothing to fear."

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