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MOSCOW, may 15. /TASS/. The state Duma meeting on Tuesday unanimously adopted in the first reading the draft law on criminal liability for joining the anti-Russian regime of restrictive measures on the territory of the Russian Federation. The initiative was made on Monday by the speakers of the state Duma and the Federation Council Vyacheslav Volodin and Valentina Matvienko, as well as leaders and representatives of all parliamentary factions.
The bill amends the criminal code of the Russian Federation, which is supplemented by a new article 284.2 “Limitation or refusal to carry out normal business transactions or transactions to assist in the enforcement of restrictive measures imposed by a foreign state, a Union of foreign States or international organization”.
4 years in prison for the execution of sanctions against Russia
The new regulations introduced liability for “acts or omissions” to implement anti-Russian sanctions, if they resulted in the limitation or denial of the Commission of citizens of the Russian Federation, legal entities, the Russian Federation, its regions or municipalities and controlled by persons of ordinary business operations or transactions. The punishment in this case provides for a fine of up to 600 thousand rubles, either in the form of restriction of liberty for up to four years, or forced hard labor for the same term, or imprisonment for up to four years with a fine up to 200 thousand rubles.
Liability for aiding and abetting sanctions
Specific provision is proposed to qualify aiding the introduction of sanctions against Russia. Under this draft law refers to “making the citizen of the Russian Federation of a deliberate action, contributing to the introduction of a foreign state, a Union of foreign States or international organization of restrictive measures against Russian private and public entities and controlled persons.” Under this part is subject to “the provision of advice and transmission of information”, which resulted or could result in the imposition of restrictions against companies and nationals of the Russian Federation.