Human rights groups and lawyers have voiced opposition to a Japanese anti-terror bill in support of a letter to Japan’s government by a UN independent expert that expressed concern about the bill.

Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy Joseph Cannataci sent the letter dated May 18th to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

In the letter, the rapporteur expressed concern about the bill that would criminalize plotting terror attacks and other serious crimes. He said the legislation may lead to undue restrictions on the right to privacy and freedom of expression.

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