China’s Xinjiang issues first local counterterrorism law

Urumqi (China), Aug. 6 : The regional government of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has unveiled the country's first local counter-terrorism law.

The law was unveiled yesterday based on China's Counterterrorism Law, passed in December 2015. The regional law details and supplements the national law in defining terror activities and terrorists, security precautions, intelligence, investigations, countermeasures and punishment, reports the Xinhua.

Meanwhile, the legislative commission of the regional People's Congress has said the new measures stress that religious extremism is the ideological basis of terrorism and must be prevented and punished.

Source: ANI