Austria plans long-term preventive detention for terrorism convicts

Austria’s government plans to keep terrorism convicts locked up far beyond their prison terms if they do not renounce extremist ideas, according to a policy package that was presented a week after a deadly terrorist attack in Vienna.”If mentally disturbed criminals can be locked away for life because they pose a danger, terrorists who pose a danger can also be locked away for life,” conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told a press conference on Wednesday.Former inmates who are deemed to pose a terrorism risk would have to wear electronic tags to allow monitoring by authorities, according to…

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