Matviyenko considers it unreasonable return of the death penalty in Russia at the present time


GENEVA, 18 October. The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko believes that currently Russia does not need to return the death penalty. She stated this on Sunday to journalists, commenting on the proposal of the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov about the return of the death penalty for terrorists.

“I do not advocate the return of the death penalty, although I understand the reasoning, understand the motivation of such statements,” said she.

The Senator added that the head of Chechnya “reflects the views of a large part of our society”, which rightly requires the most severe punishment for terrorists. “Such decisions should be taken as a result of the discussion,” – said Matvienko. “I think that currently not necessary, although they (the terrorists), of course, deserve the most severe punishment” – she said.

In mid-October, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov expressed the view that terrorism in Russia is necessary to introduce the death penalty. “It is necessary for Russia. Because to feed them (terrorists – ed.), keep them in prisons is wrong. They disturb there, and there they recruit people… They must be destroyed”, – he said.