Senator Franz Klintsevich said that the initiative to introduce the death penalty for terrorists contrary to existing regulations. According to him, society should appreciate this idea.
MOSCOW, 16 Oct. First Deputy Chairman of the defense Committee of the Federation Council Frants Klintsevich supported the proposal of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov about the imposition of the death penalty for terrorists, but the legislation of the Russian Federation that is not permitted.
On Thursday Kadyrov on air of TV channel “Russia 24” stated that he fully supported the idea to introduce in Russia the death penalty for terrorists. In his words, “to feed and to keep terrorists in prisons is wrong”.
“It is clear that this evil must be combated by all means, take decisions with far-reaching legal consequences”, — said the Klintsevich on Friday.
He stressed that legally now it is hardly possible to do since the initiative to introduce the death penalty for terrorists contrary to existing regulations. However, Klintsevich believes that in the future this issue could be discussed in society. “In society need to be evaluated, the study may referendum,” the Senator said.
In accordance with the decision of the constitutional court (CC) of the Russian Federation of 2 February 1999, the imposition of the death penalty in the country may not be appointed before the introduction of the possibility of consideration of the case by the court with participation of jurors. On the territory of the Chechen Republic the jury was brought into force from 1 January 2010, after which formal barriers to the imposition of the death penalty in Russia has disappeared.
In accordance with part 2 of article 20 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation the death penalty is applied until its cancellation, that is, there is an indication of its temporary nature.
This has led lawyers a controversial opinion about the possibility of her appointments after January 1, 2010. To eliminate this uncertainty, 29 October 2009 the constitutional court of the Russian Federation was sent a petition of the Supreme court about the official explanation of the resolution of the COP of 1999. The nineteenth of November 2009 the Russian constitutional court banned death penalty in Russia after January 1, 2010, when he expired in the country introduced a moratorium on the use of capital punishment.