State Duma approves online information disclosure ban for military servicemen
MOSCOW, February 19 (RAPSI) – The State Duma, the lower house of Russian parliament, adopted a bill banning military personnel from private information disclosure in media and on the Internet in the third and final reading on Tuesday.
Amendments are proposed to the law on the status of servicemen.
The draft law submitted by the government in September prohibits servicemen from disclosing information that could reveal their affiliation within military as well as their military service and service of other military personnel. The same restrictions also apply to information on the activities of military units and organizations where they serve and their locations with the exceptions of cases stipulated in Russian legislation.
Violation of these rules may result in disciplinary sanctions or early termination of service in case if a person serves under contract.
Provisions of the bill don’t apply to retired military servicemen.