Amendments to noncommercial organizations law propose prison terms
MOSCOW, June 29 - RAPSI. Amendments to the draft law on granting noncommercial organizations financed from abroad a foreign agent status stipulate introducing administrative and criminal punishment - up to four year imprisonment - for not complying with the law, the draft law's author Alexander Sidyakin told RIA Novosti on Friday.
The deputies plan to submit the draft law to the State Duma on Friday.
Amendments to the noncommercial organizations law allow for granting foreign agent status to noncommercial organizations involved in political activity with foreign financing.
Specifically, the amendments outline criminal penalty for evading one's obligations to submit the documents necessary to include an organization in the register of noncommercial organizations acting as foreign agents.
Violators will be punished with a fine of up to 300,000 rubles ($9,117), or the wage amount of the convict up to two years, up to 480 hours of corrective labor, or up to two years in prison.
Major fines and sentences of up to three years are proposed to be introduced for the appeals by citizens to non-fulfillment of their civil obligations or commitment of other unlawful acts.
Both the management, organizers and participants of such a noncommercial organization will face punishment.