Council decided not to toughen anti-terror laws after the attack


After the attack, in the St. Petersburg metro is the leader of “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov proposed to revisit the issue of restoring the death penalty for terrorists, the bill was introduced by the leadership of the faction in the state Duma last March. However, three of the interlocutor in “an United Russia” and close to the Kremlin source assure that the lower house does not plan to tighten anti-terrorist legislation.

Needed to combat terrorism article and so is the current Russian legislation, said the head of the Duma Committee on legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov (fraction “United Russia”). “Russian anti-terrorist legislation is one of the most efficient in the world”, — said the leader of the faction “United Russia” Vladimir Vasilyev.

If law enforcement agencies will initiate some amendments, the state Duma “will consider”, but in the meantime, security forces conducted an effective investigation and the perpetrators were punished, said third member of “United Russia”.

After the attack will be strengthened by the work of law enforcement, there may be additional means of inspection of citizens on transport, but on changes in the laws of the question, assured a source close to the Kremlin.

“Tighten [the laws] have nothing, because everything that could be tightened, tightened for a long time, — commented the political scientist Abbas Gallyamov. — The second reason — political. Realizing that the tightening will not, the authorities are trying to reap the maximum dividend in principle: see, we’re not trying to take advantage of the situation to tighten the screws.” According to experts, this is an effective move by the authorities, because “many liberals would be in the position of the boy-shepherd, who unjustly shouted “wolves” and thereby discredited himself as a man who can’t be trusted”.

The head of the international human rights group “Agora” Pavel Chikov considers that the current antiextremism and anti-terrorism legislation, and so is redundant. In his opinion, it is necessary to reform the overall approach of the security forces to counter terrorism. “They’re chasing people on the Internet who post swastikas, excite hundreds of criminal cases for critical Internet posts. But the real enemy remains without due attention, as shown by yesterday’s story in St. Petersburg”, — he said.

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