In the state Duma developed a version of the amendments to the criminal code of the Russian Federation, according to which can be criminalized with real prison terms for the organizers of the so-called “carousels” in the elections, told RIA Novosti the head of the Committee on state construction and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov.
In mid-April, the state Duma adopted in the first reading a package of bills aimed at increasing transparency of the elections of the President of the Russian Federation and other levels, liberalization of the approach to the appointment of observers and improving the accessibility of voting stations. Amended, including strengthening administrative responsibility for violation of electoral procedures. Earlier Krasheninnikov told RIA Novosti that is considering the question of introduction of criminal liability for gross violations of the electoral legislation.
“We have a “anticruelty” option, so until we all agree. This will be the amendments to the criminal code for the organization “carousels,” said Krasheninnikov RIA Novosti.
On specific proposed sanctions, the head of the Committee while did not speak, finally the question of the provisions of this bill will be decided after the return of the deputies from vacation (after may 15). However, earlier Krasheninnikov reported that such crimes will be classified as not serious, with possible punishment in the form of forced labor, fines, or imprisonment for the term up to two years.