MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the minister, if the situation with respect to the level of terrorist threat in France remains unchanged at the end of the three-month period, the state of emergency will be prolonged.
On November 13, a series of terrorist attacks were staged across the French capital, leading to the death of at least 130 people and injuring over 350 others. One of the attacks occurred at the Stade de France stadium, where French President Francois Hollande was watching a friendly match between France and Germany.
The Islamic State radical group claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The law also allows the imposition of house arrest without judicial rule, searches and seizures without a warrant and the blocking of websites deemed to promote terrorism.
Security measures have been enhanced in a number of other countries, particularly Belgium, where several perpetrators of the Paris attacks were based.
Over the weekend, Belgium raised its terror alert in Brussels to the highest level, while the rest of the country remained at level 3. On Thursday, Belgium’s Coordinating Unit for Threat Analysis (OCAM) lowered the level of threat of a terrorist attack in Brussels to the second-highest, level 3.