MOSCOW, November 20. The leader “Fair Russia” Sergey Mironov proposes to lift the moratorium on the death penalty for terrorists and their accomplices.
“Time in war as in war, today in my speech I will offer to amend the Russian legislation and, as an exception to the rule, to introduce the death penalty for terrorists and their accomplices, who helped the terrorists to carry out terrorist attacks. I think, it should do” – he said to journalists before the opening of the joint meeting of the state Duma and the Federation Council.
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According to Mironov, “today international terrorism, “Islamic state” (is prohibited in the Russian Federation the terrorist organization, ISIS) declared war on the whole world.” “As soon as it is war – in war you need to win and beat the enemy in his lair…Today the so-called ISIS is a real cancer on our planet, metastases which manifest themselves in different countries in the form of the terrible terrorist acts”, – concluded Mironov.
Earlier with the initiative of the return of the death penalty for some particularly serious crimes, including terrorism, has repeatedly made by the deputies from the liberal democratic party. So, at the November 18 meeting of the state Duma this idea was voiced by Deputy Chairman of the Committee for physical culture, sports and Affairs of youth Alexander shereen, and in December 2013 the liberal democratic Roman Khudyakov suggested to return the death penalty for terrorism, pedophilia and inducement to drug use.
However, the relevant committees of the state Duma and the Federation Council emphasized that the issue of the return of the death penalty irrelevant. “The return of the death penalty is contrary to the position of the constitutional court of the Russian Federation and contrary to Russia’s commitments to the Council of Europe”, – explained the head of Committee of Federation Council on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas. He noted that “to understand this sentence” and its implementation “requires substantial changes in existing legislation”.