New law provides for arrest for involving children in unauthorized rallies

New law provides for arrest for involving children in unauthorized rallies

The State Duma adopted the relevant law in the final reading.

The Russian State Duma adopted a law on punishment for involving minors in an unauthorized public event, a rally, picket, march, etc, in the third reading. Violators will face up to 15 days of administrative arrest, or up to 100 hours of compulsory work, or a fine of 30,000 ($ 450) to 50,000 ($ 750) rubles after the first violation, according to the website of the lower house of parliament.

“We cannot leave the actions of those who incite our young people, our children to commit unlawful actions and violate the law unpunished,” deputy Yevgeny Revenko explained at the State Duma meeting.

For officials, the fines will range from 50,000 to 100,000 rubles ($ 1,500); for legal entities – from 250,000 to 500,000 rubles ($ 3,750-7,500). In case of repeated violation, the liability for organizations may double. The officials will face fines ranging from 200,00 to 600,000 rubles ($ 9,000), the rest – from 150,000 to 300,000 rubles ($ 2,250-4,500), or compulsory works from 40 to 200 hours, or an administrative arrest of up to 30 days.

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