A sweeping new antiterrorism law from the government of President Gloria Maracapagal Arroyo has just come into effect in the Philippines. The "Law for Human Security" permits government forces to detain citizen suspects up to three days without formalizing charges, authorizes violent interrogations and the confiscation of the property of the suspect. According to the president it would be the final word for some dangerous groups like the Islamic radicals of Abu Sayaff (the sword of God in a local dialect) who operate in the South of the Philippines
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