Human Rights Watch says China draft terrorism law a 'license to commit abuses'

January 20, 2015 7:26 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. advocacy group Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged China to revise draft legislation aimed at combating terrorism, saying it was little more than "a license to commit human rights abuses".

The law, which was made public for consultation last November, would establish a new counter-terrorism body that would have the power to designate organizations and members as terrorists without any protections of due process.

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