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Punishment for violation of order at rallies tightened in Russia

July 22, 2014, 17:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, July 22. /ITAR-TASS/. A law that provides for criminal responsibility for repeated violation of order during mass events has been signed in Russia.

In particular, the maximum punishment for offenders is set at five years’ imprisonment, and the minimum - a fine of $17,000. The maximum term of administrative arrest has also been increased from the current 15 days to 30 days. The law provides for fines ranging from $147 to $2,940 for resisting law enforcement officers.

In addition, the law introduces a ban on attending socio-political mass events with children under 14 years of age.

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