In the state Duma propose to allocate in separate article of the criminal code, the recruitment of terrorists


RIA Novosti

In the state Duma the issue of responsibility toughening for the recruitment of terrorists, the draft sent for feedback to the government and the Supreme court, said the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Ernest Valeev (“United Russia”).

According to him, currently, the law establishes liability for incitement to committing a terrorist act, involvement in terrorist activity and recruitment.

“But today there were agitators who recruit people in the IG* (organization banned in Russia — ed.) on a systemic basis, assist in moving. We believe that this is a more serious form of involvement in criminal activity and want to give it a separate article, to establish more strict liability. This project is now sent for review to the government and the Supreme court,” — said Valeev, quoted by the newspaper “Izvestia”.

A year earlier, the state Duma Deputy from the faction “United Russia”, Adalbi Shhagoshev said that will prepare amendments to the criminal code of the Russian Federation on the introduction of a life sentence for recruiters of terrorists.

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.