EU to punish incitement to terrorism on Internet
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 21/04/2008 12:46
EU states agreed on Friday on tight laws against incitement to terrorism in order to clamp down on militant groups' use of the Internet.
EU justice and interior ministers also agreed in Luxembourg on an action plan to try to stop groups getting explosives.
Police say the Internet has taken on huge importance for militants, enabling them to share know-how, plan operations and spread propaganda to a mass audience.
EU to criminalise Internet-based incitement to terrorism [AFP]
EU justice ministers on Friday agreed to criminalise incitement of acts of terrorism, including using the Internet for recruiting purposes.
The 27 EU member states agreed to introduce as new offences "public provocation to commit a terrorist offence, recruitment, and training for terrorism" which would be punishable "also when committed through the Internet".