Deputies of fraction of LDPR has drafted a bill according to which from the Criminal code of the Russian Federation should be excluded article about the criminal prosecution for repeated violations of order of carrying out meeting, meeting or picketing, the Agency “Moscow” with reference to the press service of the Chairman of the state Duma Committee on labor, lipolytica and veterans ‘ Affairs Yaroslav Nilov.

We are talking about the exception to the Criminal code article 212.1 of “Repeated violation of the established procedure of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing”, the maximum sanction on which provides to five years of imprisonment.

As the authors note, “the formal basis for sentencing under article 212.1 of the criminal code is only the fact of repeated violation of the provisions of article 20.2 of the administrative code without regard to who is a participant in or organizer of a public event – these violations allowed”, quoted by TASS.

“It is obvious that the wording of article 212.1 of the criminal code provides for criminal liability of a person who has already incurred liability in the manner prescribed by the administrative code. Article 50 of the Constitution prohibits double punishment for one offense: “Nobody may be repeatedly sentenced for one and the same crime”, – emphasized in the liberal democratic party.

The MPs cited the case of Ildar Dading – the first and so far only condemned by this article, currently serving a 2.5 year sentence in a prison in the Altai region. In their opinion, the drafters of article 212.1 does not take into account “the seriousness of the offense and the apparent stiffness and disproportion of punishment to the severity of the misconduct”.

Case Dading attracted the attention of the public in particular the fact that the prisoner told about the torture and beatingsthat have been applied to him and other prisoners in the Karelian colony, where he was placed at the beginning. After a large public outcry, he was transferred to the colony, to the Altai, “one of the best” in the opinion of the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova, but there he was completely cut off from communication with family and friends. Translated in the suburbs, the court refused Dadina.

The liberal Democrats want to abolish article 212.1 of the criminal code, which sits Dading 07.02.2017

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