Putin made amendments to the law on rallies and processions

Putin made amendments to the law on rallies and processions

MOSCOW, December 11. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin did not rule out amendments to the law on rallies and marches.


“Regarding possible changes to the law on rallies, processions. Why not? You just have to think and weighed decision”, — said the head of state on the meeting of the Council for civil society development and human rights.

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So Putin reacted to the proposal of the head of the Council on human rights Mikhail Fedotov. The President was advised to pay attention to the example of the late human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who “was able to find a compromise.” “So, in terms of the current law and can these find a compromise, if you want to look for them,” said the head of state. However, he believes that “to look at the possibility of some adjustments in the law is possible”.

Fedotov considers it necessary to return to the discussion of the development of the law on meetings and create a culture of freedom of Assembly without the “Cossack whips and provocations”. During a meeting of the Council, he recalled the human rights activist Lev Ponomarev, whom the court sentenced to confinement for violation of the legislation on rallies.

His long arrest forces to return to the question of the need to improve legislation on rallies and demonstrations and create a culture of freedom of Assembly — without the mocking bounce of approvals, without an unidentified Cossack whips, but without provocation on the part of the organizers.Michael Fedotocheva HRC

He recalled that the head of the Moscow Helsinki group Lyudmila Alekseeva, a farewell which was on Tuesday, was detained at the rally in defense of the 31st article of the Constitution of the Russian Federation of December 31, 2009 on Triumfalnaya square.

December 5, the Tverskoy court of Moscow found Ponomarev guilty of repeated violation of the order of the campaign and appointed a 25-day arrest for incitement to participation in an inconsistent campaign “For our and your children” in the building of FSB on Lubyanka. On 7 December the Moscow city court reduced the term of arrest of up to 16 days. The Tver court on 10 December rejected the application Ponomarev and did not allow him to attend the farewell with Alexeeva.