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Sweden, Finland join campaign for tougher anti-terror laws

[JURIST] With new anti-terrorism measures being introduced across Europe [JURIST report] in the wake of the London bombings, Sweden's Justice Minister Thomas Bodstrom [official profile] has said he plans to introduce a bill that would strengthen the military's role in the event of an attack, and give authorities the preventative power to listen in on conversations. His comments were reported Wednesday by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Germany. A similar bill failed several years ago in Sweden because of civil rights concerns. Finland recently granted its authorities the power to bug telephones as an anti-terror measure. UPI has more.

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