Interview "Security by the back door"

Japanese MP Shoichi Kondo discusses a controversial anti-terror law that critics say weakens civil liberties.

In June, Japan passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to target terror plots, popularly known as the “conspiracy law”. The law gives the police wideranging powers to investigate not only crimes committed, but also the mere discussion of plans to commit a crime.
Sven Saaler discussed the controversial law with Shoichi Kondo, member of Japan’s lower house and chair and co-founder of the non-partisan Constitutional Forum.

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