The Ministry of justice of Russia is ready to amend the Criminal code regarding the violations of the right to participate in public actions. About this “Interfax” reported in a press-Department service.
Says that the Ministry will start the development of the bill in the event of receipt of orders from the government.
In turn, the Chairman of the Supreme court Vyacheslav Lebedev has supported the decriminalization of the article 212.1 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation, reports TASS. “I can’t say about the position of the Supreme court, we still have this question in discussed. My position — I personally agree,” he said.
On 27 February, the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova proposed to abolish the article of the Criminal code on violations of rules for holding rallies. “It would be logical second step to consider the exception of administrative prejudice as an independent legal institution,” — said the Ombudsman.
The reason for a public debate on this issue was the release of 26 February on freedom of the activist Ildar Dading. In December 2015 he was sentenced to three years in a penal colony on charges of participation in uncoordinated protests in Moscow. In March 2016, the term was reduced to six months. Dading later complained to the constitutional court, which ruled that the case should be reviewed. On the basis of the decision the COP, the defence filed to the Supreme court. Dadina at the time of release had to serve about five months.