Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russia Plans To Classify Counter-Terrorism Information

Posted by Info on 24/06/2010

The Russian government has introduced a draft bill expanding the list of national security information.
The draft bill proposes classifying as secret economic, scientific and technical information to protect critically important objects and potentially dangerous objects within Russia’s infrastructure and to protect information on financing counter-terrorism activities, as well as information on sources, methods, and plans of counter-terrorist activities.

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) would offer monetary rewards to people who pass on information about suspected terrorist activity as a part of a wider FSB policy to increase counter-terrorism measures in Russia.

In April, a bill that allows “preventive measures” against individuals committing extremist activities was submitted to the Russian parliament, fueling fears among opposition parties of a revival of Soviet-era practices.

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