To allow Putin to grant political asylum to the accused from other countries
MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin cancelled the grounds for refusal of granting political asylum, which was formerly set out in the Regulation on the procedure of granting of the Russian Federation for political asylum. The corresponding decree of the Russian leader published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
In particular, the prohibition on granting asylum were distributed to foreigners and persons without citizenship who are “persecuted for the actions (inaction) recognized in the Russian Federation a crime, or been guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations”.
Also, the prohibition applies to persons convicted or accused of committing crimes in Russia.
The document contained eight grounds for refusing asylum. One of them has also been associated with the arrival requesting asylum to persons from countries “with the developed and settled democratic institutes in the field of protection of human rights”.
The Russian foreign Ministry was obliged to compile a list of such countries annually, however, the decree of the President of such a duty has been cancelled.