The Federation Council approved the law on decriminalization repost
The Federation Council approved a law abolishing criminal penalties for first offences committed under article 282 of the Criminal code (incitement of hatred or enmity). The bill was submitted to the Duma by President Vladimir Putin, he aims to reduce the number of cases for the comments, likes and reposts in social networks.
Amendments article 282 soften, and Supplement the administrative code article “inciting hatred or hostility, and humiliation of human dignity”, according to which the first violation will face administrative fines from 10 000 to 20 000 rubles, or obligatory works for the term up to 100 hours or administrative arrest up to 15 days for legal entities the fine will be from 250 000 to 500 000 rubles.
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Actions aimed at inciting hatred, humiliation of a person or group of persons on grounds of sex, race, nationality, language, origin, attitude to religion or membership of a social group, committed publicly, including via the Internet, will provide for criminal penalties only after bringing the person to administrative liability for similar actions within one year. Article 282 requires from 2 to 5 years of imprisonment.
Now the law will be signed by Putin. Once in force it will be retroactive: cases initiated before the adoption of the amendments will be abandoned.
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