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NSA officers' judicial control limited to terror crimes
01 : 26 PM - 05/01/2017
Manama, Jan. 5 (BNA): Referring to Decree 1/2017 that amended provisions of Decree 14/2002 establishing the National Security Agency (NSA) which granted the Agency officers judicial control powers, Senior Advocate General Ahmed Al Dossary said the powers of NSA officers to assume judicial control power to arrest and detain will be restricted to terror crimes, as stipulated in the Decree, in view of the high risk of terror crimes which necessitates prompt action to thwart plots, halt their impact, gather evidence and arrest the culprits.
The arresting and detainment power in all other crimes remains the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Interior.
Whenever the NSA discovers crimes that have no terror link, it will refer them to the Ministry of Interior to take the legal action in this regard, as Decree 1/2017 clearly stipulates that apart from terror crimes, the NSA should refer the cases that require making arrests or detentions to the Ministry of Interior to take the legal action in this regard.


BNA 1024 GMT 2017/01/05

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