Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed into law a bill handing increased authority to the Federal Security Service (FSB) to issue warnings to people it believes present a criminal threat.
The controversial bill, which passed its third parliamentary reading on July 19, is a tamer version than the original draft, which proposed that the FSB could summon potential suspects to their office and even publish its warnings in the media.
But the final version still has plenty of critics.
The Kremlin says the legislation will contribute to the fight against extremism and help people steer clear of behavior they may not even realize is illegal, such as participating in unsanctioned protest rallies.
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Medvedev Signs Law To Broaden Powers For Security Service