The Federation Council approved a life sentence for the recruitment of terrorists
MOSCOW, 26 Dec — RIA Novosti. The Federation Council approved on Tuesday a law toughening the punishment for terrorist recruitment up to life imprisonment. Also, the criminal code of the Russian Federation introduced the concept of “propaganda of terrorism”.
Document toughens responsibility for financing terrorism, as well as for inducing, recruiting or other involvement of the person in committing one of the crimes provided by following articles of the criminal code of Russian Federation: 205 “act of terrorism”, 205.3 “training in order to carry out terrorist activities”, 205.4 “organization of a terrorist community and participation in it,” 205.5 “Organization of activities of a terrorist organization and participation in activities of such organizations”, part 3 and part 4 of article 206 (hostage-taking), part 4 of article 211 (hijacking an aircraft or water transport, associated with committing a terrorist act), article 361 “an Act of international terrorism” and for the weapons or the training of persons to commit at least one of the specified crimes.
It is envisaged that these crimes will be punished by imprisonment for the term from 8 till 20 years with a fine in the amount from 300 thousand to 700 thousand rubles or the salary or other income of a convict for a period from 2 to 4 years, or without such or by life imprisonment.
Currently, for the offences punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term of 5 to 10 years.
If these crimes were committed using official position, the punishment shall be deprivation of liberty for a term of 10 to 20 years with a fine in the amount from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles or in amount of wages or other income of the convicted person for a period of 3 to 5 years or without such, or imprisonment for life.