The French Senate Tuesday, 9 February, approved a bill to extend the state of emergency imposed in the country after the terrorist attacks in Paris, another three months. The validity of the state of emergency expired on February 26.
According to news Agency AFP, the bill was supported by 316 senators, 28 voted against.
In late January, the UN published a report in which the French authorities introduced the state of emergency called «excessive and disproportionate restrictions» that violate basic human rights.
Human rights organizations have warned that monitor human rights violations by the French authorities during the state of emergency, which in November was extended for three months, until 26 February. We are talking about such measures as preventive home arrests, bans on the activities of community groups and organizations, carrying out searches without a proper warrant of attorney, blocking extremist websites and blogs, and restrictions on movement during the period of curfew, etc.
The UN experts urged the French government not to extend the term of a state of emergency after February 26.
Recall that the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, carried out the evening of November 13 Islamists, attended by about 130 people, more than 350 were injured. Terrorist attacks were committed in the district of Stade de France, near the restaurant Petit Cambodge on the streets of Fontaine-AU-ROI and Sharon, on the Boulevard Voltaire and the Bataclan concert hall (where there were the most victims).