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Italian senate approves new security laws

[JURIST] The Italian Senate [official website, in English] has approved a number of new anti-terrorism security measures drafted in response [JURIST report] to the July 7 London bombings [JURIST report] in an effort to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack in Italy. The new regulations make it a crime to prepare explosives for a terrorist attack or to train others on using explosives. The measures also extended the time police have to identify detainees, from 12 hours to 24 hours and allow police to take DNA samples from suspects who can't be identified. The legislative package, which received broad cross-party support, will now be put to the Italian lower chamber, most likely on Saturday. From Italy, AKI has more.

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