Criminal liability for pressure on MPs requested
MOSCOW, April 9 - RAPSI. Senator Anatoly Lyskov has suggested introducing criminal liability for unlawfully exerting pressure on MPs.
“I have submitted a bill to the State Duma that would supplement Criminal Code Article 278 (‘Denial of Information to the Federal Assembly or Audit Chamber') with criminal liability for encroaching MPs’ legislative activity,” Lyskov told RIA Novosti on Monday.
The senator referred to pressure exerted by individuals or government authorities to make MPs vote in a certain way on a given issue. He proposed imposing a fine of up to 300,000 rubles ($10,000) or up to three-year imprisonment.
Lyskov told RIA Novosti that the Criminal Code only foresees punishment for obstructing judges’ and investigators’ activities.