Turkmenistan adopts law on counteracting terrorism
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 27
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The law “On Counteracting Terrorism” has been adopted during a regular session of the Turkmen Parliament, the country’s State News Agency reported.
The document defines legal basis for counteracting terrorism, powers and duties of state bodies, public associations, officials, establishes guarantees for the legal and social protection of citizens participating in counteracting terrorism.
Provision and protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of a person and a citizen; legality; priority of measures on preventing terrorism and protecting the rights and legitimate interests of persons exposed to terror threat, as well as inevitability of punishment for the conduct of terrorist activities have been defined as the main principles in the document.
“Our state advocates boosting partnership within authoritative international organizations in order to implement the Ashgabat Declaration adopted in June this year following the results of the High-Level UN-Central Asian Dialogue on Implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia,” said the report.