LDPR suggested to cancel criminal punishment for violations at rallies

Deputies of fraction of LDPR has drafted a bill on the abolition of criminal prosecution for repeated violations at rallies. On Monday, February 6, reported on the website of the party.

The liberal Democrats propose to exclude from the Criminal code of Russia article 212.1, the maximum penalty for which is five years of imprisonment.

“The authors of the draft law on the introduction of the article 212.1 of the criminal code in its introduction had only one goal: (…) to prevent repeated violations of the law during public events. However, the severity of the offense and the apparent stiffness and disproportion of punishment to the severity of the offence was not taken into account”, — stated in the message.

The liberal Democrats point out that under this article it is possible to prosecute the person who has already suffered administrative punishment. This, according to the authors of the draft law is due to imprecise wording. “Nobody may be repeatedly sentenced for one and the same crime,” — said in the party, citing the case of Ildar Dading.

In December 2015, the Basmanny court of Moscow has sentenced to three years in a General regime colony, an opposition activist Ildar Dading found guilty of numerous violations during rallies. He was the first who was prosecuted under article 212.1 of the criminal code.

Article 212.1 of the — “Repeated violation of the established procedure of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing” criminal code of Russia was amended in 2014.