22/07/2016 11h33 - Updated 22/07/2016 11h33

terrorism suspects are transferred to prison in MS

The Federal Penitentiary is Maximum Security.
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The Federal Police (PF) announced, this morning (22), the ten arrested in Operation Hashtag, suspected of preparing terrorist acts, They were transferred this morning to the Security Federal Penitentiary Campo Grande Maximum, in Mato Grosso do Sul. They were arrested yesterday (21) in ten different states.

They should answer for the promotion of crimes of a terrorist organization and carrying out preparatory acts of terrorism, both provided for in Law 13.260/2016, known as the Anti-Terrorism Act.

The law says, in Article 2, that "terrorism is the practice by one or more individuals of the acts mentioned in this article, for xenophobic reasons, discrimination or prejudice based on race, cor, ethnicity and religion, when committed with the aim of causing social or widespread terror, exposing the dangerous person, patrimony, public peace or public safety”.

According to the law, acts of terror are: "Use or threaten to use, transport, save, carry or bring explosives, toxic gases, poisons, organic content, chemicals, nuclear or other means capable of causing damage or promote mass destruction ".

According to the laws, if the accused is convicted, it is subject to a penalty of 12 years 30 years in prison, "Apart from sanctions related threats or violence".

Investigations of Operation Hashtag, according to PF, They began in April with the social tracking the Counterterrorism Division. The arrested suspects were participating in a virtual group called Supporters of Sharia and planned to acquire weapons to commit crimes in Brazil and even abroad.

The court orders that authorized the arrest of the ten suspects were issued by the 14th Federal Court of Curitiba. The arrests and search warrants and coercive conveyances were met in the states of Amazonas, Ceará, Paraiba, Goiás, Minas Gerais, from Rio de Janeiro, from Sao Paulo, Parana, Mato Grosso and Rio Grande do Sul.

Source: Exame.com

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