How Sarkozy wants to keep tabs on terrorists

23rd August 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 23 (AFP) - The French government is looking to increase video surveillance of public areas and keep a database of tapped telephone and computer communications under a bill to be introduced within days, Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday.

PARIS, Aug 23 (AFP) - The French government is looking to increase video surveillance of public areas and keep a database of tapped telephone and computer communications under a bill to be introduced within days, Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday.

Other measures in the anti-terrorist law he has proposed would require cooperation with other EU states, he told journalists.

In the meantime, "we are maintaining our operational services on alert" with police, gendarmes and soldiers observing level red anti-terrorist procedures that have been in place since the July 7 bomb attacks on London's transport system, he said.

"On this subject, as with others, such as border control and handling immigration flows, cooperation with our European partners is real. Because we are all exposed," he said.

Sarkozy added that his services would take tough action against Islamic radicals making "inciteful comments".

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Subject: French news, terrorism, Sarkozy, surveillance

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