Deputies of the Supreme Council Igor Buga, Ruslan Gareev, Pavel Shinkaryuk and Andrei Safonov introduced amendments to the Criminal Code for consideration by Parliament. The authors propose establishing liability in the form of imprisonment for organizing activities that encourage suicide by disseminating information about the methods and calls for this. Parliamentarians note that current legislation prohibits the dissemination of such information that encourages children to harm their health and suicide. However, criminal liability for this type of crime has not been introduced.
Based on the recommendations of the PMR Prosecutor's Office, the Committee on Public Associations prepared amendments to the consideration of the law-in-draft in the second reading. According to them, the organization of illegal activities is punishable by imprisonment for a term of 5 to 8 years with the deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or conduct certain activities for a period of up to 3 years.
If such actions involve public speaking, using the media or the Internet, punishment is imposed for a period of 8 to 10 years with the deprivation of the right to hold certain posts for up to 5 years.
The deputies of the relevant committee will recommend at the plenary session to adopt the amendments to the Criminal Code in the second reading, taking into account the proposed amendments.