Putin signs bill increasing liability for terror-related acts into law
MOSCOW, November 3 (RAPSI) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill forcing the relatives of terrorists to pay for the damages caused by their attacks and imposing criminal liability for the training of terrorists and the organization of extremist and terror cells, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.
The law submitted by Putin in September was approved by the country’s parliament in late October.
The law establishes a basis for probing the assets of terrorists’ relatives, if there are sufficient grounds to assert that such were acquired as a result of terrorist activity.
If an individual is found guilty of receiving specialized training which could be used to carry out terror attacks, he could be sentenced for a period of time ranging between five and ten years in prison, with an imposed fine of 500,000 rubles.
Establishing a terrorist cell would be punishable with a jail term ranging between 15 to 20 years with a million ruble fine, according to the law. Likewise, participating in a terrorist cell would be punishable with five to ten years in prison, and a 500,000 rubles fine.
The law additionally seeks to elevate liability for the organization and/or financing of an illegal paramilitary group: from a two to seven year sentencing range, to three to ten year range.