Senator Narusova intends to submit bill on torture to State Duma
Previously, a similar initiative from the HRC was rejected because of the presence of an article on torture in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Council of Federation Lyudmila Narusova intends in the near future to submit to the State Duma’s consideration a draft law on the introduction of an article on torture into the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The document package has already been compiled and is under examination by human rights activists, the senator reported after the court hearing on the case of the Set organization, which is recognized as extremist in Russia, Otkrytiye Media writes.
Narusova said she wanted to study the criminal case against Set in detail, as the defendants talked about being tortured by the investigators. On April 8, the court banned the activities of the organization in Russia. 11 young people are accused of allegedly preparing an armed coup d'état.
In the autumn of 2018, the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation proposed to introduce a separate article on torture. The Ministry of Justice, the MIA and the Federal Penitentiary Service noted that for this kind of crime there is already an article on torture.