You know, this is the sort of thing that could get a government a bad reputation. Being called fascist even.
The new law requires people in the country to comply with requests to assist the agencies, secret police or community activist groups loyal to Mr. …… Refusal can result in prison terms of two to four years for most people and four to six years for government employees.
Hmm, yes indeed:
One part of the law, which explicitly requires judges and prosecutors to cooperate with the intelligence services, has generated substantial concern among legal experts and rights groups, which were already alarmed by the deterioration of judicial independence under ….
While the language of this passage of the law, and several others, is vague, legal experts say the idea is clear: justice officials, including judges, are required to actively collaborate with the intelligence services rather than serve as a check on them.
Guess where then?