To the State Duma a bill providing for leniency for beating each other members of the same family or close relatives.

“The draft law envisions the amendments to article 116 of the criminal code by the deletion of “battery against close persons” number of crimes” – it is told in the document published in the database on the website of the lower house of Parliament.

The authors remind that earlier in Russia was amended, according to which the beatings of strangers to become qualified as an administrative offence. “In addition, article 116 of the criminal code were established liability for battery against close persons, the article was supplemented by a note containing a definition of “close persons”, – stated in the explanatory note to the document.

New bill aims to correct the imbalance. “Thus, assault against family members, other close persons are related to administrative offences”, – stated in the draft law.

In the case of the bill beatings inflicted by close relatives, “causing physical pain, but not entailed consequences,” will be punished by compulsory work up to 360 hours, or correctional labor for a period of one year. It is also possible to restriction of liberty for a term up to two years. Meanwhile, the person who re-engage for beating, will be held under the criminal law.

The draft law was made by a group of United Russia deputies and Federation Council members. Earlier this initiative was made by the former Deputy of the state Duma, now member of Council of Federation Elena Mizulina, who called the current provisions of article “anti-family”. “For a slap in the family can receive up to two years and branded a felon for life”, – was indignant the Senator.

However, the government Commission on legislative activities of her project is not supported, then Mizulina proposed to deprive the Cabinet the right to prepare comments on the amendments to the criminal code.

In early November it was reportedthat the faction “United Russia” established a working group on the draft law on decriminalization of the 116th article, taking “allies” Mizulina. However, among the current authors Senator is not mentioned.

The draft law on decriminalization of beatings in the family, initiated by Mizulina, the state Duma without it 14.11.2016

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