For the words "The Crimea Is Ukraine" in the territory of the peninsula can put in prison

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For words «Crimea–it is Ukraine» in the territory of the peninsula annexed by Russia can put in prison.

About it reported in the Crimean field mission on human rights.

In Russia the amendment to the Criminal code came into force about counteraction to separatism and strengthening of criminal liability for appeals to it on May 9. In June amendments to the same article were again adopted. They once again strengthened responsibility for separatism and various appeals to it, including on the Internet. Strengthening of responsibility is related and to a situation in the Crimea.

It is noted that to concept «extremist activity» , which was in the Criminal code of Russia, the concept «was addedviolation of territorial integrity». Punishment for violation of the law various: from a penalty at the rate to 300 thousand rubles till five years of imprisonment. The most serious punishment is prescribed in case of use for «appeals to extremism» and «to violation of territorial integrity of Russia» mass media, including Internet.

The human rights activist from North Ossetia, the expert of the Crimean field mission Vissarion Aseev considers that adoption of amendments can concern inhabitants of the Crimea who will declare that «Crimea–it is Ukraine».

- Most likely, this law was adopted on an advancing to deprive of possibility of people to express the opinion, in particular in forms of protection of the rights and freedoms, including territorial separation of these or those educations from Russia, - Aseev speaks. - Those people who are in the territory of the Crimea, and will call, in understanding of law enforcement agencies, to violation territorial integrity of Russia, will get under action of article of this law. Appeals «Crimea–it is Ukraine» can get under action of this article if are публичны in the territory of the Crimea, including on the Internet.

According to media - the lawyer of Institute of Development of the Regional Press Alexander Burmagin not to get under criminal or administrative liability it is necessary to understand: as, as in what context to speak, what words to apply to introduce the idea. 

We will remind, earlier it was reported that in To the Crimea FSB and «Golden eagle» break into Muslim schools and withdraw prayer books - allegedly «extremist literature».

Вадим Богданов


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