Pakistan proposes death penalty for ‘cyber-terrorists’

Cyber-terrorism causing death is to be a capital crime, Pakistan’s government has declared, as it seeks to get tough with extremism and high-tech offences.An ordinance issued by President Asif Ali Zardari, released by state media, said: “Whoever commits the offence of cyber-terrorism and causes death of any person shall be punishable with death or imprisonment for life.”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/11/07/2412823.htmPakistan sets death penalty for cyber terrorism
Pakistan has taken the unprecedented step of making cyber terrorism a crime punishable by death, according to a decree issued on Thursday by President Asif Ali Zardari.Cyber terrorism is described as the accessing of a computer network or electronic system by someone who then “knowingly engages in or attempts to engage in a terroristic act”.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/3392216/Pakistan-sets-death-penalty-for-cyber-terrorism.htmlPakistan Sets Death Penalty For Cyber Terrorism [Reuters]
Causing death through “cyber terrorism” will be punishable by death in Pakistan, according to a decree issued by President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday.The Prevention of Electronic Crimes law will be applicable to anyone who commits a crime detrimental to national security through the use of a computer or any other electronic device, the government said in the ordinance.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/government/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212000914Pakistan government sets death penalty for ‘cyber terrorism’
Any person who commits “cyber terrorism” and causes death of any person shall be punishable with death or imprisonment for life and fine up to Rs 10 million under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, 2008.The President on Thursday promulgated the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, 2008 to control criminal data access, system damage, electronic fraud/forgery, misuse of encryption, cyber stalking, spamming, spoofing, unauthorised interception of data and cyber terrorism.
http://brecorder.com/index.php?id=832478President promulgates ordinance to prevent electronic crimes [APP]
The President has promulgated the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, 2008 (Ordinance No. IX of 2008) to make provision for prevention of the electronic crimes. This Ordinance may be called the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, 2008. This Ordinance extends to the whole of Pakistan and it shall apply to every person who commits an offence under this Ordinance irrespective of his nationality or citizenship whatsoever or in any place outside or inside Pakistan, having detrimental effect on the security of Pakistan or its nationals or national harmony or any property or any electronic system or data located in Pakistan or any electronic system or data capable of being connected, sent to, used by or with any electronic system in Pakistan.
http://app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58277Call for revision of cyber-crime law
Reporters Without Borders condemns a cyber-crime law called the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance which President Asif Ali Zardari issued yesterday and which sets very harsh penalties for blogging offences, hacking and spamming.”The penalties in this law are disproportionate and the concepts of cyber-crime and terrorist intent are still very vague,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Ever since it was first mooted, the authorities have defending it by referring to US journalist Daniel Pearl’s murder, which they blame on his abductors’ ability to exchange emails and agree on his death. Pearl’s abduction and murder were crimes but sending an email is not.”The law says: “The expression ‘terroristic intent’ means to act with the purpose to alarm, frighten, disrupt, harm, damage, or carry out an act of violence against any segment of the population, the government or entity associated therewith.”
http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=29223

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