MOSCOW, November 9 (RAPSI) – President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a bill prohibiting Russia’s Human Righs Commissioner to have accounts with foreign banks into law. The document is published on the official website of legal information.

The initiative was earlier submitted to the State Duma by the Head of the State as part of realiation of amendments to the Constitution.

Under the law, the Federal Ombudsman must permanently reside in Russia and be banned from keeping accounts at foreign banks after appointment to the post. Moreover the country’s rights commissioner must not be under the age of 35.

The Federal Constitutional Law on Russia’s Ombudsman was adopted by the State Duma on December 25, 1996. It determines an order of appointment and relieve from the post, the commissioner’s powers, forms and conditions of his or her activity.