Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
Modernizing Foreign Ministry's public image was a challenge — Spokeswoman ZakharovaSociety & Culture August 18, 22:24
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Zakharova says good cigar enough to bring down stressSociety & Culture August 18, 22:19
Diplomat says story about American neo-Nazi site in Russia became political show in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 21:07
Putin, Medvedev honor memory of Sevastopol defendersSociety & Culture August 18, 20:02
Yeltsin’s limousine put up for sale for $332,495 in St. PetersburgSociety & Culture August 18, 19:46
Sambo wrestling should become trademark of Russian sports — security officialSport August 18, 18:38
Iran may start oil supplies to Russia within monthBusiness & Economy August 18, 18:31
Nord Stream 2 project will be implemented despite sanctions — energy ministerBusiness & Economy August 18, 18:29
TOKYO, October 20. /TASS/ Yoshitomo Imura, 28, earlier detained for possessing a 3D printed gun, was sentenced to 2 years in prison. There was no precedent for such case in Japanese court practice.
It is worthwhile noting that the young Japanese bought the printer legally and downloaded the drawings from the public sources on the Internet. However, local law enforcement agencies still considered it breach of the law prohibiting all citizens of the country, with some minor exceptions, from keeping of weapon.
The incident drew a lot of attention in social community and local mass media. There has been a heated discussion on whether this case should be interpreted as a crime and whether the accused deserves such a harsh punishment.
The convicted himself repeatedly declared that he made the weapon out of sheer curiosity and had no idea that his act could break the law in any way.
A special unit dealing with tracking of Internet releases of weapon drawings for 3D printers has already been created in Japan. Among ordinary online users there is an opinion that the tough sentence was aimed at frightening citizens off the idea of printing weapons at home.
Guns made of plastic pose a real danger both for the wider public and manufacturers. Series of experiments showed that it can explode in shooter’s hands after only a few fire shots.