Criminal penalties for violation of the procedure of participation of citizens in the mass actions correspond to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in case of the need to protect human rights and ensure public safety, ruled the constitutional court of the Russian Federation (CC RF).

“Criminal liability for violating the order of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing may be found to meet the requirements of the Constitution only if it is necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, recognized other constitutional values and adequate public danger criminalized by the wrongful act, the signs of which are clearly defined in the penal law that excludes repeated criminal prosecution and conviction of a person for the same crime”, – is spoken in the decision of the constitutional court, announced on Friday by the Chairman of the court Valery Zorkin at a meeting on “the case of the Dading”.

The constitutional court found a valid criminal liability for violation of the article on which the condemned Ildar Dading 10.02.2017

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