The HRC welcomes the closure case against the woman who tried to sell diazepam

The HRC welcomes the closure case against the woman who tried to sell diazepam

MOSCOW, 6 Jul — RIA Novosti. The presidential Council on human rights (HRC) welcomed the termination of the criminal prosecution of the mother of a disabled child, charged with distribution of psychotropic substances, but considers it necessary to discuss the prospects for changes in the legislation on the fight against drug trafficking, told RIA Novosti the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov.

Earlier Friday, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of internal Affairs of Irina Volk said that the office has closed the criminal case against mother of disabled child of Catherine Connoway on the resale of diazepam.

“The Council for human rights welcomes this wise and just decision. At the same time we deem it necessary to discuss the prospect of changing our legislation related to the fight against drug trafficking, because it is very important and absolutely the right fight against drug trafficking often turns into a hunt for people who are really no relation to the drug trafficking do not have”, — said Fedotov, commenting on the decision on termination of criminal proceedings.

Cane system in which the promotion of a law enforcement officer in the service does not depend on the observance of the law, and the number of crimes solved, often leads to the fact that in pursuit of performance under pressure of criminal prosecution get innocent people.Michael Fedotocheva HRC

The criminal case against Muscovite Connoway, mother of a disabled child, was brought after, according to investigators, the woman illegally sold five tubes of liquid, which, according to the study, contains a psychotropic substance — diazepam. Connoway threatened from 4 to 8 years in prison. On Friday the interior Ministry announced the closure of the case, and the head of Department Vladimir Kolokoltsev has charged to understand all the circumstances that led to the initiation of proceedings. Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called the situation Connoway to exclude “a formal approach”.

Diazepam is included in the list of “essential medicines”, approved by the RF government. 1 Aug 2013 diazepam is entered in the List III of psychotropic substances, turnover of which in Russia is limited.