MOSCOW, December 14. The Supreme court introduced the state Duma a draft law on decriminalization of several articles of the Criminal code.
The document is available in the electronic database of the lower house of Parliament.
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In particular, it is the decriminalization of articles of the “Beating” and “Threat of murder or infliction of grievous bodily harm”, “Malicious evasion from payment of means for the maintenance of children or disabled parents”, “Use of obviously false document,” according to the resolution of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of 31 July 2015.
Speaking on 3 December with the annual message to the Federal Assembly, President Vladimir Putin has asked deputies to support the proposal on the decriminalization of several articles of the criminal code.
“I ask the State Duma to support the proposal of the Supreme court of Russia on the decriminalization of several articles of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation and transfer the crime, not representing big public danger, into the category of administrative offenses, but with one important caveat – repeated misconduct must already qualify as a criminal act,” he said.
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