Brawl on the plane, metro and tram will appreciate on criminal charges


TASS/Alexander Nekrasov

Criminal, not administrative liability will threaten those who caused the uproar not only in aircraft but also in metro or tram. Such amendments to the bill Avialeasing (amended) the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation today intends to recommend the adoption of the second reading. It is primarily about adjusting the Criminal code.

The Duma Committee on state construction and legislation modifies the second reading amendments to the criminal code, envisaging punishment for the bullies on the transport. The Committee plans to consider at its meeting on the project, which was submitted to the state Duma in the summer of 2011, United Russia, Vladimir Vasilyev (at the time was head of the security Committee) and Vladimir Pligin (he was Chairman of the Committee on state construction and legislation).

The document for the second reading to change significantly. According to the preliminary version of the text, will be strictly punished not only for hooliganism in the aircraft, as originally proposed by the authors of the bill, but on all other modes of transport: “rail, sea, inland water or air transport, and transport vehicle”.

Thus for the “gross violation of public order expressing clear disrespect for society,” committed, for example, for domestic flight, in the subway or the tram, the perpetrator will face up to five years in prison. The same punishment in the current criminal code provides for the bullies who used weapons or actions which were associated with political, ideological, racial, national or religious hatred.

Now started a brawl on the plane can get off with administrative punishment — a fine from 500 to 1000 roubles (article 20.1 of the administrative code — “Petty hooliganism”). For example, last summer, the Protocol for this article was made on the passenger who punched a flight attendant on the flight Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — Moscow.

According to the project, if hooliganism in the transport will be done by a group of persons or rowdy would resist the police, he will face up to seven years imprisonment. Even more severe punishment — till eight years of imprisonment is envisaged for the bullies who will use the explosive or device. To do this, changes are made to article 213 UK (“Hooliganism”). Previously there were proposals to extend this period up to 10 years in prison, but the relevant Committee of the state Duma settled on a slightly more soft way.

On Monday during a press conference the head of the Committee for state construction and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov said that the brawlers transport, using explosives, will face up to 10 years in prison. The Committee emphasizes that the text of the bill for the second reading is not yet final.

In the first reading the draft law adopted in the fall of 2011, and then he expected the emergence in the UK of a new, distinct article 213.1. The authors of the ideas offered to be fined on 80 thousand rubles, or be imprisoned for three years for those whose violence threatened the safety of vehicles. For avialabel the punishment was stricter — up to seven years in prison, but if killing people, to 10 years imprisonment.

Before the second reading in the sixth convocation is not reached, but work on the bill intensified after the fall of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin supported the idea of the General Director “Aeroflot” Vitaly Saveliev to toughen penalties for aviakerosene. In the Duma Committee on transport is now preparing amendments to the Air code of the Russian Federation concerning the establishment of a black list of passengers-brawlers. This bill has also been at the Duma without movement for several years.

The idea of a ban on air travel for passengers-brawlers were incorporated in the draft of the new Code of administrative offences, which was previously developed in the state Duma Committee on state construction and legislation, but has not passed even the first reading.

Associate Professor MGUU them. After O. E. Kutafin Anastasia Ragulina, in an interview with “Izvestiya” noted that the change in legislation may be related to the increase in the number of irregularities in public transport. She emphasizes that a particular threat violence on transportation is that there is a large concentration of people.

— If you start a fight, someone may fall on the rails. The bus driver may be distracted, says she, stressing that the result can hurt people, not having any relation to the conflict.