Russian human rights body to discuss stiffening sanctions for threats against judges
MOSCOW, November 12 (RAPSI) – The Presidium of the Russian Presidential Council for Human Rights will consider a question of toughening punishment for persons threatening judges with threaten with violence, according to the Presidium’s member Maria Bolshakova.
The hearing will take place on November 14.
Bolshakova believes that punishment should be stiffened for all events of extremism, violence, calls for attacks on judges and law enforcement employees. The work on this issue is ongoing.
Such cases result from the legal nihilism, she told journalists. These people fail to decide the issue legally, don’t file appeals up to the Supreme Court; they simply take it out on judges in a such way, Bolshakova added.
Earlier, the Investigative Committee reported that two men, ex-convict Alexey Veresov, born 1973, and Sergey Polovets, born 1978, were arrested on suspicion of extremism and murder threats against a judge of the Moscow City Court.