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Saturday, March 17, 2018

The liberal democratic party proposed to cancel article 282 of extremism for the sake of “Russian patriots”

Three representatives of the LDPR faction in the State Duma introduced a bill on the abolition of article 282 of the criminal code, providing punishment for extremism.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

In the explanatory Memorandum Alexei Didenko, Ivan Sukharev and Mikhail Degtyarev reminded that under article punishing people for a very wide range of charges for actions aimed at inciting hatred or enmity and humiliation of human dignity, and on a variety of characteristics, from gender and race to belonging to a social group.

Members noted that so “very easy to fail (under the article — ed.) the statements or activities of any citizen because of his ideological interests,” and the article “legalize political censorship”.

Evidence of crimes under this article, be sure the policy can only be subjective, and cite the example of jokes about the Chukchi or blondes, which is easy to calculate the “incitement to hatred”.

Also members are reminded that the wording of article allow you to prosecute even for statements expressed in the form of a census in the social network without review of the accused.”

However, the main argument for the abolition of 282 of the criminal code is that it is used primarily to prosecution of the Russian nation (Russian patriots and public figures) in the community, even calledRussian art” — a very large number of convicts under this article are ethnic Russians.

Recall that the current convocation of the state Duma will not be able to pass the proposed bill, as his work is shortened and will end at the end of June.

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