Russia’s State Duma adopts bill on punishment for alluring minors to rallies
MOSCOW, November 6 (RAPSI) – The State Duma passed a bill on administrative penalties for alluring minors to take part in unauthorized meetings, demonstrations or pickets in the first reading on Tuesday, according to a statement published on the website of the lower house of Russian parliament.
The bill to prevent participation of minors in unauthorized public events in order to protect their lives, health and development was submitted to the State Duma in May. Amendments are proposed to Russia’s Code of Administrative Offences.
The draft law stipulates fines of up to 50,000 rubles (about $800 at the current exchange rate), compulsory community service for up to 100 hours, or detention for up to 15 days for individuals. Officials and legal persons would face fines of up to 100,000 rubles (about $1,500) and up to 500,000 rubles (about $8,000) respectively.
Repeated violations would result in fines of up to 300,000 rubles ($4,500), community service for up to 200 hours or detention for up to 30 days for individuals. Officials would be punished with fines of up to 600,000 rubles ($9,000) while companies would face fines of up to 1 million rubles ($15,000).