The Investigative Committee and the Supreme Court supported Yevgeny Marchenko’s State Duma bill, which provides for criminal punishment for involving minors in illegal protests.
The document proposes to introduce criminal liability with punishment of up to five years in prison for involving minors in illegal actions, as well as up to 10 years in prison for persuading teenagers to organize mass riots.
As stated in the response of the Investigative Committee, which was at the disposal of RIA Novosti, toughening of liability for these types of activities is proposed due to the public danger of such actions, and the prevention of such actions is not fully ensured “by applying existing measures of administrative and criminal liability to violators, the bill conceptually supported. “
The Supreme Court made a comment of a legal and technical nature. The bill is currently being considered by the government.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia warned about the responsibility of the organizers and participants of unauthorized actions in Moscow and other cities, which would be regarded as provocations and threats to public order.