In the state Duma softened the proposal to restrict exit from the country


The Duma Committee on security approved the amendments to the second reading of the anti-terrorist laws introduced by the Chairman of the Committee Irina Yarovaya head of the Federation Council Committee on defense Viktor Ozerov.

Deputies proposed to change one of the most discussed initiatives of the deputies to expand the list of grounds for restrictions on leaving the country.

In the new version of the bill, the law “On procedure of exit from Russia and entry to Russia” in an article on temporary restriction on travel will introduce a new item. Can’t leave the country people with a criminal record for committing at least one of the following crimes: a terrorist attack, promoting terrorist activities, public calls to terrorist activity or public justification of terrorism, training in order to carry out terrorist activities, organization of terrorist community and participation, the organization of activities of a terrorist organization and participation in the activities of an organization, the organization of illegal armed formation or participation in it, hijack the plane or train for terrorist attack, an act of international terrorism.

The exit will be seamless for those who commit associated with terrorist activities crimes under articles “the encroachment on life state or the public figure”, “violent seizure of power or forcible retention of power”, “armed rebellion”, “the attack on persons or institutions that enjoy international protection” — until maturity or overturned. This includes persons convicted for crimes of an extremist orientation.

Initially, the parliamentarians proposed to limit the departure of five years for persons who had been declared an official warning “about inadmissibility of actions creating conditions for Commission of crimes under articles of terrorism, hostage-taking, hijacking or seizure of the aircraft or train, as well as planning, preparing or initiating aggressive war. The norm on the five-year limitation of the new edition removed. However specific extremist article, which will limit the travel, still not specified.

The original version of the bill expanded the list of grounds on which you can make the decision to cancel the assignment of citizenship. It was proposed simply to deprive of citizenship for terrorism or hostage-taking, an encroachment on life state or the public figure, violent seizure of power, armed rebellion, diversion, public appeals to extremist activities and separatism.

Now in conflict with these articles are considered to be voluntarily renounced citizenship. In the list of “volunteers” will include those sentenced for “extremist” articles: the incitement of hatred or enmity, organization of an extremist community and promoting extremist activities. Under current law, to cancel the decision on granting of the Russian citizenship only in the case that was filed about documents.

“Anti-terrorism package” was submitted to the Duma in early April. The bill was developed after the terrorist attack on Board an A321 aircraft in Egypt in October last year, and a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on 14 November.

The criminal code amendments introduced a new article “Act of international terrorism”, the penalty provided for imprisonment for a period of 15 to 20 years with restriction of liberty for a term up to two years or with life imprisonment. In addition, the bill expands the grounds for the introduction of counter-terrorism operation. The authors propose to reduce the minimum age of responsibility for terrorist offences to 14 years.