State Duma committee backs toughening punishment for terrorist recruitment
MOSCOW, October 10 (RAPSI) – The State Duma Committee on State Building and Legislation has recommended that the lower house’s members adopt in the first reading a bill toughening punishment for recruiting terrorists up to life sentence.
The bill is aimed at tightening of control over involvement of people in financing and organizing terrorist and extremist activities.
Over 1,000 people around the world are being recruited to terrorist groups every day. Terrorist recruiters receive a reward for new members, an explanatory note to the draft law reads.
The bill stipulates the sentence of up to life in prison for terrorist attacks, training for carrying out terrorist activities, organization and membership of a terrorist group, hostage taking, terrorist hijacking as well as recruitment, inducement to terrorism and financing of terrorist activity.
Amendments are proposed to the Russian Criminal Code.