#AceNewsServices – MOSCOW – April 23 ( INTERFAX.RU ) – The State Duma on Wednesday passed in the second and third readings in the law on criminal responsibility for public rehabilitation of Nazism, setting a fine for it to 500 thousand rubles or imprisonment for up to five years.
Appropriate amendments are made to the Criminal Code and the Code. The Criminal Code is complemented by Article “Rehabilitation of Nazism.”
It reads: “The denial of the facts established by the verdict of the International Military Tribunal for the trial and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis countries, the approval of the offences established by the said judgement, as well as dissemination of false information on the activities of the Soviet Union during World War II, coupled with the accusation of committing offences established by the said judgement, committed publicly, punishable by a fine of up to 300 thousand rubles, or imprisonment for up to three years. ”
Tougher sanctions proposed to install for the same acts committed by a person using his official position or media, “as well as fabrication of prosecution evidence.” For this set a fine of 100 thousand to 500 thousand rubles; as an alternative – imprisonment for up to five years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years.
Also makes it an offence to five years imprisonment for defiling days of glory and anniversaries Russia associated with the Great Patriotic War.
Corresponding norm provides for sanctions for “spreading expressing clear disrespect for society information about the days of glory and anniversaries Russia related to the protection of the Fatherland, as well as the desecration of symbols of military glory of Russia, committed in public.” For it shall be fined up to 300 thousand rubles; as an alternative – compulsory work for a period of up to 360 hours, or correctional labour up to one year.
RF Code of Administrative Offences with the norm, introducing penalties for “public dissemination of expressing clear disrespect for society information about the days of glory and anniversaries Russia related to the protection of the Fatherland, or the public desecration of the symbols of military glory of Russia, including those committed with the use of media and information and telecommunications networks, including the Internet. ”
These offences entail the imposition of an administrative fine on legal entities in the amount of 400 thousand to 1 million rubles.
The investigation of these crimes will be within the competence of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
The law was passed by the State Duma in the first reading on April 4. He was supported by all factions of Parliament.
The draft law on the responsibility for rehabilitation of Nazism was initiated by a group of deputies headed by Irina Spring.
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