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Russia’s State Duma passes law on life sentence for terrorist recruitment

December 14, 2017, 10:50 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The law stiffens punishment for bankrolling terrorism, as well as incitement, recruitment or other steps on involving persons in terrorism activity

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MOSCOW, December 14. /TASS/. Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, on Thursday passed a law in the third and final reading toughening criminal responsibility for recruiting terrorists up to a life sentence.

The initiative was authored by First Deputy Chairman of the United Russia faction Adalbi Shagoshev.

The law stiffens punishment for bankrolling terrorism, as well as incitement, recruitment or other steps on involving persons in terrorism activity.

These crimes will be punishable by jail terms ranging from 8 to 20 years and a fine between 300,000 rubles ($5,000) and 700,000 rubles ($11,700) or a life sentence. The current law stipulates a maximum punishment for recruiters of up to 10 years in prison.

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