Tajikistan enacts stiffer penalties for promoting terrorism online


DUSHANBE -- Tajik President Emomali Rahmon Saturday (August 4) signed amendments to the criminal code into law to set up tougher punishment for those who justify or encourage terrorism on social media, according to a statement on his website.

Parliament approved the reform in June before sending it to Rahmon for consideration.

The amendments to the criminal code make such offences punishable by 10-15 years, compared to the previous sentencing option of 5-10 years, according to Fergana News.

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