Petition for the repeal of “amendments of Spring” received the required number of votes


A petition calling to cancel the “anti-terrorist amendments Spring” gathered on the website of the Russian public initiative of more than 100 thousand signatures. Now she’s headed for consideration by the expert working group of the Federal level.

According of 00:10 on Sunday, for the initiative voted 98 100 thousand people. Opposed by about 1.5 thousand voted.

The deadline for a decision on the initiative – not more than 2 months from the date of the direction noted on the website.

According to the authors, the law “contradicts the Constitution of the Russian Federation and is absolutely useless from a technical point of view.” “Please repeal this law, since the law requires a lot of money, and which can lead to the bankruptcy of many Internet companies and to reduce the state income from taxes derived from them, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev” – said in the petition.

Amendments to anti-terrorism legislation, the authors of which were made by the deputies Irina Yarovaya and Senator Viktor Ozerov,was approved on June 24. The document was signed by the President of Russia on July 7. In the original version of the bill contained provisions on deprivation of the Russian citizenship from those convicted of terrorist and extremist articles and those who found work in foreign law enforcement agencies and the courts or went to serve in the army. A resonant innovations relating to the IT industry, remained. For example, those that require operators and Internet companies to store text messages and conversations between users. Internet companies complained that the law threatens to increase in the cost of services and asked to change it or to defer.

Earlier in Moscow and other cities of Russia held rallies against the “Spring package”.