The draft amendments to article of the Criminal procedure code is intended to improve the effectiveness of safeguards against unjustified criminal proceedings against the deputies, reported devoid of the immunity of state Duma Deputy Vladimir Bessonov.
MOSCOW, 16 Dec –. Deprived immunity of state Duma Deputy Vladimir Bessonov, Deputy Chairman of the constitutional Committee Vadim Solovyov (both from the Communist party) introduced the house bill that protects parliamentarians from unfounded criminal cases.
The state Duma in January agreed the state office of public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation on the transfer in court criminal case of the Deputy Bessonov, who is accused of beating police officers. Kirov district court of Rostov-on-don on October 28 changed the measure of restraint from recognizance not to leave on detention and was declared wanted, saying that the repeated absences of the accused in the court.
Bessonov himself previously stated that the decision is illegal and is overtly political in nature. According to the MP, it never was not properly notified about upcoming court sessions. On Wednesday, the Rostov regional court will consider the complaint of lawyers of the Deputy Bessonova.
“We yesterday with a colleague Soloviev amended article of the Criminal procedure code that aimed to increase the effectiveness of safeguards against unwarranted criminal cases against deputies of the State Duma and to protect them from unfounded harassment, contributing to the unimpeded work of a parliamentarian and thus Parliament, their autonomy and independence,” said Bessonov at a meeting of the state Duma.
“The court of the Rostov region shows us her absolute partiality. Your colleague may suffer, being innocent,” he added, asking to consider the bill as quickly as possible.