The Duma Committee recommended the decriminalization of the battery

As reported by a member of the Committee Olga batalina (“United Russia”), the Committee supported only one amendment to the second reading, “which is of a technical nature”, the correspondent. Six amendments, the Committee recommended to reject.

Earlier, the head of Committee Pavel Krasheninnikov said that the bill is passed in the second reading at the meeting on 20 January.

First reading ‘ position, the initiative was held last week. Voted by 368 deputies voted against and one MP, one abstained. The bill was supported by the government.

Amendments to the criminal code was introduced by a group of deputies and senators in the past year. They exclude “close persons” from the list of those for fighting with whom there is criminal liability. After the adoption of the law on article 116 of the criminal code (“beating”) will be punished only for minor beating on motives of political, racial, religious or social hatred.

Today the beatings committed outside the family and not resulting in serious bodily injury, shall be punished as an administrative offence, and in respect of “close persons” — once in the Criminal code (article 116), a penalty of up to two years of imprisonment.

In accordance with the amendments of deputies only the first case of a family quarrel by force will be punished as an administrative offence. Relapse will be punished for the Criminal code.

About the necessity of decriminalization of battery stated in the summer of 2015 Senator Elena Mizulina. Previously, the President signed the law on decriminalization of a beating brawl in the family is not taken out of criminal law.