Russian parliamentarians urged to declare terrorism a crime without term of limitation

Russian parliamentarians urged to declare terrorism a crime without term of limitation


MOSCOW, November 20. To declare terrorism a crime without Statute of limitation and rigidly pursue the terrorists in all Nations of the world invited the deputies of both chambers of the Russian Parliament. On Friday held a joint meeting, the lawmakers adopted the document, which called for tougher criminal responsibility for terrorist crimes and international cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

The need for

In a joint meeting of representatives of the State Duma and the Federation Council was attended by representatives of four denominations, the leaders of the two regional parliaments of Saint-Petersburg and Tatarstan, representatives of several public organizations. The need for such a big event is a result of increased threat of terrorism and recent terrorist attacks in different countries. Such format of events is used by the Russian Parliament in exceptional cases.

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Speaking at the meeting, state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin expressed the view that Russian lawmakers should analyze the legal framework to enhance the protection of civilians and vital facilities. He encouraged to critically evaluate the effectiveness of preventive counter-terrorism measures and promised that “the Parliament will support President, called to give a decisive and harsh response to the bandits.”

The speaker stressed that parliamentarians will act in strict accordance with the Constitution and will not allow any xenophobia and self-isolation of Russia. According to him, the tragedy of the Russian airliner and the terrorist attacks in France and several other countries will cause many people in the world to look differently at what is happening. Representatives of some countries should realize that “geographical distance from the “Islamic state” built on hatred, animal cruelty, does not guarantee the security that the results of the annual efforts of the so-called coalition is equal to zero in contrast to the blows of the Russian Armed forces in Syria,” said Naryshkin.

In turn, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko noted that legislative measures to combat terrorism is needed, but without “emergency”, limits the rights of citizens and waste from the principles of a legal state. According to her, in Russia law enforcement and intelligence agencies now are doing a lot to ensure security. However, he stressed, “safety is never too much” and “any system needs to be improved”. “Citizens need to help the security authorities to realize their responsibility”, – said Matvienko.

What to do?

Deputies of both chambers of Parliament have expressed different views concerning exactly how you need to fight with terrorists. So, the leader “Fair Russia” Sergey Mironov has suggested to return the death penalty for terrorists and their accomplices. Earlier with the initiative of the return of the death penalty for some particularly serious crimes, including terrorism, were the deputies from the liberal democratic party.

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To think about creation of special correctional institutions for convicted terrorists to isolate them from other prisoners, called on Deputy speaker of the Federation Council Ilyas umahanov. However, he supported the idea of establishing an international Tribunal for terrorism-type Nuremberg.

As noted in conversation with journalists the head of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya (United Russia), the deputies have prepared and will send to the security Council of the Russian Federation a package of bills on counter-terrorism, providing for including the attribution of all terrorist crimes categorized as “serious”.

To fight the world

During a joint meeting of legislators said that fighting the terrorist threat it is necessary. So, according to the head of Committee of Federation Council on defense and security Viktor Ozerov, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the annual meeting of the Academy to discuss the issues of scientific research in the field of security. “We are entitled to expect from our science and scientists breakthrough solutions in the field of ensuring security,” he said.

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Discard all the contradictions and to unite against the “new plague” of terrorism, disguised with religious slogans called on the international community, the Russian Orthodox Church. Speaking before lawmakers, the head of the Department for external Church relations of Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) noted that “the contradictions of political Affairs should recede to the background”.

The Hilarion stressed that in the fight against terrorism “it is not a war of one religious denomination against another”. In his opinion, “the concept of religious terrorism can be confusing: there is no religious terrorism”. “People who unleashed the war, have not earned the right to be called believers, they are Satanists, because doing the will of the devil, carrying other people’s misery, death and destruction,” said the Metropolitan.

In turn, the Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation and the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin pointed out that Russian society realizes that the terrorists are not Muslims. “Those who are taken into slavery, the destruction of the city, to shed blood, and killing people, they are not Muslims, they are terrorists, and they will receive punishment,” he said. Mufti recalled that his colleagues, imams, spiritual mentors lead the regions in the fight against terrorism, for which some of them paid with their lives.

Its contribution in the fight against terrorism should make the leaders of the national diasporas, believes the speaker of the legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Vyacheslav Makarov. They must cooperate with law enforcement authorities and inform them about possible extremist sentiments among their co-religionists and compatriots. According to him, heads of diasporas “have to see where there are problems, agitation, recruitment”. “This will be a real contribution (to fight terrorism),” concluded Makarov.

The outcome document

At a General meeting of deputies of the state Duma and the Federation Council adopted a final document that calls for tougher criminal responsibility for terrorist crimes. Lawmakers pointed to recent initiatives of Russia in the fight against terrorism, including about the appeal of Russian President Vladimir Putin from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly “to create a truly broad international coalition against terrorism”, adopted this week, the appeal of the Federation Council and the statement of the state Duma.

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The joint meeting also expressed the need “to establish a wide international cooperation with all States without exception, as well as with organizations and structures that Express a readiness for such cooperation”. For this, they promised to provide “maximum support to the President of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly at the legislative level, as well as means of parliamentary diplomacy”.

Deputies and senators have proposed a package of legislative measures aimed at combating terrorism. Among them, toughening of criminal responsibility for terrorism or acquiescence to it, as well as the improvement of the legislation of the Russian Federation and norms of international law “in the field of migration policy to curb all forms of promotion of terrorism and international crime”. Agreed and a number of other measures.

Joint meeting of the state Duma and the Federation Council to combat terrorism. Text translation