Friday 3 April, 2020

Faris: Don’t do the crime if you don’t want to be monitored

Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi is defending the amendments to the Interception of Communication Bill which will allow law enforcement to monitor phone calls within the prison walls. 

“What’s new in this law, make a prison a prison, a prison. You’re a prisoner? Don’t use the phone. If you want to use the phone, we want to use the evidence of you on the phone to lock you up more or to treat with you. I can see nothing wrong with that,” he said. 

The bill also vouches for bugging the prison so that other, in-person conversations can also be monitored. 

“If you are in the prison and you are not in the room or in the place or in the facility and you are talking to a lawyer that we will have the ability to record your conversations by way of bugging,” Al Rawi continued.  

Members of the opposition have already come out against the bill claiming that prisoners deserve to have their human rights upheld. Al Rawi countered that other, first-world countries have implemented similar measures. 

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