Combating crime Chad reintroduces death penalty for acts of terror

Chad has deployed thousands of soldiers as part of a boosted multinational force to fight Boko Haram.

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There have been two suicide bombings in the capital N'Djamena in the last month play

There have been two suicide bombings in the capital N'Djamena in the last month

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Members of Parliament (MPs) in Chad have voted to reinstate the death penalty for acts of terrorism six months after it was abolished.

The unanimous vote by the 146 members of parliament present followed recent attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants from neighbouring Nigeria.

Officials in the mainly Muslim nation have already banned the full Islamic veil in response to suicide bombings.

Chad has deployed thousands of soldiers as part of a boosted multinational force to fight Boko Haram.

Opposition and civil liberties groups have criticised the new anti-terror legislation that was passed on Thursday evening, saying it could be used to curb civil rights.

Credit: BBC

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