Officials asked Constitutional Court to strengthen punishment for violations on meetings

Officials asked Constitutional Court to strengthen punishment for violations on meetings
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Photo: RIA Novosti

Public agents, appearing in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, urged not to repeal article about further violations on meetings. According to officials, the regulation opposite - needs to be finished and toughened.

Representatives of the Federation Council, the State Duma, and also the Government of the Russian Federation appealed to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation with a request to reject the claim of activist Ildar Dadin, insisting that the punishment regulation for holding unauthorized meetings corresponds to the Constitution.

“I do not like this article, but it does not mean that it contradicts the Constitution”, representative of the Government Mikhail Barshchevsky declared. He noted that the article’s design is really strange: at first the person is punished administratively, then criminally and if he makes violation again — again administratively.

With respect thereto Senator Andrey Klishas suggested an exit - to toughen a regulation. Klishas noted that term in 180 days which is considered in case of determination of duplicity of violations can be increased to about one year. This is exactly how much the Code about administrative violations for settlement of prescriptive limit provides.

To recall, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, January 24, began consideration of the claim of Ildar Dadin, the first convict for numerous violations on meetings. The activist requires to recognize unconstitutional article 212.1 of the Criminal Code which established responsibility for similar violations.

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