State Duma offers to introduce death penalty for corrupt officials and make a separate cemetery for them
“Corrupt officials should have a separate cemetery, so that when relatives came to say goodbye to them, everyone knew and saw them,” the author of the initiative, Aleksandr Sherin (LDPR), said.
First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee, LDPR deputy Aleksandr Sherin proposed to introduce the death penalty for terrorists and corrupt officials and make a separate cemetery for the latter, Moskva agency reports.
“Corrupt officials should have a separate cemetery, so that when relatives came to say goodbye to them, everyone knew and saw them,” Sherin said. According to him, corrupt officials are those who “rob the people” and take bribes.
As a positive example, Sherin cited China, which has “the second economy in the world.” The deputy recalled that there is a death penalty for corruption in China.
Sherin noted that prison sentences are not a strict enough punishment for corrupt officials. “Those who steal from the people for a long time will have no problem serving time in any prison and with any term. Moreover, they will get amnestied and be totally fine,” the deputy explained. He stressed that corruption cannot be eradicated by less violent methods than the death penalty.
“Let's change the punishment to a fine, but believe me, corrupt officials will steal even more so that they could share it and not be imprisoned. And if they get shot or just hanged, so as not to spare the cartridges because a rope is reusable, then they will think twice whether to take a bribe or not,” the deputy said.