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Cheatsheet for new counter-espionage rules

Much of the new implementation rules aims to integrate other laws into the enforcement of the 2014 Counter-espionage Law. A few provisions, however, seemingly expand the scope or range of state security powers, and may prove important. No provisions introduce new limitations on the exercise of authority. Most important is the expansion of the scope of state security powers when investigating acts of subversion that are not espionage. A new list in article 8 of these Rules explains what situations the broad investigative powers apply to, including religious activity seen as threatening national security. Article 21 revises the Law's rule that one is only punished for refusing to hand over evidence against someone one 'knows' is conducting espionage when requested to do so by authorities. This knowledge requirement is now met when state security tells you the person is committing espionage. Article 22 includes the refusal to provide assistance to counter-intelligence work as
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