Putin restricted prosecutorial powers during organization inspection
President Vladimir Putin signed a document amending the law ‘On the Prosecutor's Office.'
According to the amendments, the powers of prosecutors during inspections in organizations will be limited.
In particular, the new changes restrict the time of inspection activities to a 30-day period. Now this limit can be exceeded only in exceptional cases and by not more than 30 days.
In addition, the amendments provide for the prosecutor's office a ban on the requirement to provide documentation that has no direct connection with the inspection subject. From now on, the prosecutor's office may not request an organization's documents that were previously published in the press, or shared on the company's website.
At the same time, the organization, in respect of which the inspection is carried out, can provide the required documents within a period of 2 to 5 days.
It should also be noted that the Prosecutor General's Office intends to organize the work of a special online service, through which citizens can report crimes.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?