Japan passes anti terror law to tighten security ahead of 2020 Olympic Games
June 15, Tokyo: Japan on Thursday, passed an anti terror bill that allows authorities to target terror conspiracies.
According to reports, PM Shinzo Abe's ruling party pushed the controversial bill through the upper house despite the opposition.
But critics have voiced that the law may weaken civil liberties and could be abused to monitor and target innocent citizens.
The bill, bans the procurement of funds or supplies, and the surveying of a location, in preparation of a crime.
An entire group - defined as two or more people - can be charged if at least one member is found to have been plotting a crime.
The Oslo Times International News Network