• In the state Duma proposed to replace criminal punishment for "article Dading" fines

  • The head of the Duma Committee on civil society development Sergey Gavrilov (Communist party) proposed to abandon the criminal penalty and limit higher fines or other kinds of property responsibility for repeated violations at rallies, if they haven't caused riots. On Monday, March 20, according to RIA Novosti.

    "However, if such violations have led to riots, attacks on law enforcement officials, abuse of state symbols, and other manifestations of extremism, the criminal responsibility for such crimes must remain inviolable," said Gavrilov.

    In his opinion, the amendments to the criminal code relating to meetings should be a step towards the humanization of Russian legislation and "based on the strict observance of the principle of proportionality of the gravity of the offence and the degree of rigidity of punishment".

    Earlier on Monday it became known that the Russian government requested The Ministry of justice to examine the decision of the constitutional court to consider the question of possible adjustments to article 212.1 of the criminal code, providing punishment for repeated violations at rallies. The Department will consider a possible change in legislation and submit appropriate proposals. Their training will take about three months, said Deputy head of the Ministry Dmitry Aristov.

    Only the Russians, convicted under article 212.1, — the opposition activist Ildar Dading. In December 2015, he was sentenced to three years in a penal colony on charges of participation in uncoordinated protests in Moscow in March, 2016, the term was reduced to six months.

    22 Feb sentence was cancelled The Supreme court. The decision was revised on the orders of the constitutional court.

    Under article 20.2. The code of administrative offences (Cao RF) "violation of the established procedure of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing" entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount from ten to twenty thousand rubles or compulsory work up to forty hours.

    Citizen, previously punished administratively, and repeatedly violated the requirements of the law on holding rallies, falls under the criminal code.


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