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European Union targets Net offences

In an attempt to tighten the law, European Union justice and interior ministers have decided to punish incitement to terrorism through the Internet. Vijay Dutt reports.

world Updated: Apr 20, 2008 01:57 IST
Vijay Dutt

In an attempt to tighten the law, European Union justice and interior ministers have decided to punish incitement to terrorism through the Internet.

Public provocation to commit terrorist attacks, as well as recruiting and training people for terrorism will be punishable offences throughout the EU.

EU ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, described the Internet as a virtual training camp for militants, used to inspire and mobilise local groups.

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