Senator: death penalty for terrorists with a delay not viable


RIA Novosti

Giving courts the right to impose the death penalty to terrorists with the postponement of his execution until the lifting of the moratorium on the death penalty is “dysfunctional and meaningless” legal design, says the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation Alexei Alexandrov.

The head of the Duma Committee on security and combating corruption Vasily Piskarev has previously proposed to give the courts the right to sentence terrorists to death with stay of execution until the abolition of the moratorium on capital punishment. He said that he intends to discuss your idea with experts, the scientific community, law enforcement, and well known lawyers, noting that supporters of such a proposal there are, in the opinion of the Committee, Europe will sooner or later come to understanding that the death penalty should apply as punishment.

“It is not necessary to do it, it is absolutely unsustainable, meaningless design that will yield no result,” — said Alexandrov RIA Novosti.

According to him, to implement this proposal and achieve the effect of it would be impossible.

“What does it mean from a legal point of view, this unrealistic, in theory the existing death penalty?” — said the Senator.

“We should not fool ourselves to enter the public astray is not feasible and will do nothing,” — said Alexandrov.