Bill to prevent minors from participation in unauthorized rallies reaches State Duma
MOSCOW, May 10 (RAPSI) – A bill introducing administrative sanctions against those alluring minors to take part in unauthorized public events such as meetings, demonstrations, or pickets has been submitted to the State Duma, the database of the lower house of the Russian Parliament reads on Thursday.
In an explanatory note the authors say the bill is aimed to prevent participation of minors in unauthorized public events in order to protect their lives, health and development.
The initiative envisages introduction of fines up to 50,000 rubles (about $803 at the present exchange rate), compulsory community service for up to 100 hours, or detention for up to 15 days. As concerns officials and legal persons, the sanctions are to be fines up to 100,000 rubles (about $1,605) and up to 500,000 rubles ($8,030) respectively.
The bill developed by four representatives of the United Russia party is aimed to amend Russia’s Code of Administrative Offences.