The Federation Council approved the decriminalization battery

Lyudmila Bokova

The Federation Council approved the law on decriminalization of battery against family members. On Wednesday, 1 February, reports TASS.

“The law sets out article 116 of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation in the new edition and moves the battery against close persons committed for the first time, in the category of administrative offenses”, — said one of the authors of the document, the Deputy head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Lyudmila Bokova.

Against the decriminalization of family beatings made a number of public figures. So, the writer Maria Arbatova said that due to the adoption of the law “will increase the degree of violence.” “We will have a sick generation, a large number of women with mutilated psyche and physics”, — quotes its words of the national news service (NSN).

Lawyer Roman Artykutsa, in turn, believes that new penalties for assault in domestic violence. “We see the congestion of the courts and delaying trials. Now people will be easier to resolve the problem. They’ll get a fine from five to 30 thousand rubles. He will quickly calm the abuser and blame”, he said in an interview

The state Duma adopted the law of resonance 27 Jan. For beatings inflicted by loved ones for the first time, now will not pursue criminal and administrative paper. Repeated actions committed within a year will be considered a criminal offense. Beatings are acts that cause physical pain but not leading to short-term health and disability.