Putin likened the creators of “groups of death” killers

Vladimir Putin

The creators of the so-called group of death in social networks are no different from murderers, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The head of state said at a meeting with the head of the faction “United Russia” in the state Duma Vladimir Vasiliev, reported on the Kremlin website.

“They still earn money on it So how are they different from murderers? Yes no different,” said the President.

As passed TASS, in late July, Putin signed a law toughening the punishment for abetment of suicide. For encouraging the suicide of people will go to prison for 5-10 years (previously 5 years). If killing a minor, a pregnant woman or a man, “the helpless, or financially or otherwise dependent on the perpetrator”, the period is extended to 12 years (previously up to 6 years), and if two or more people — up to 15 years.

In the same month, the President, communicating with students of the Educational center “Sirius” in Sochi, expressed the view that the Internet should be allowed everything that is not prohibited by law. The creation of “groups of death”, he was ranked as the destructive and criminal activities from which society needs to protect themselves.

On 18 July a court in Tobolsk sentenced the administrator of one of the “groups of death” in social network “Vkontakte” Budykina Philip (pseudonym Philip Fox) to three years and four months in prison for incitement to suicide. According to the investigation, Bodaken bowed to suicide 16-the summer inhabitant of Astrakhan, and 17-year-old girl from the village Irtysh Tobolsk district, Tyumen region. Both girls were rescued. The reason for the investigation was the publication of “Tape.ru” dedicated “group of death” and, in particular, the activities of Philip Fox.