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Last Updated:  Thursday, 6 March, 2003, 13:41 GMT
Indonesia passes anti-terror laws
The Indonesian parliament has passed anti-terrorism legislation which authorises the death penalty and detention without trial for some terrorist acts.

Under the new laws, some suspects can be questioned for up to six months, intelligence reports can be used as evidence in court, and investigators will be allowed to intercept mail and tap telephones.

The legislation is based on two emergency decrees issued last October, a few days after the Bali bombing, in which about 200 people died, most of them foreign tourists.

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