MOSCOW, December 16 (RAPSI) – The upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, on Wednesday approved a bill on immunity guarantees for former Presidents of Russia.
Earlier, it was adopted by the State Duma.
The document envisages adjustment of certain provisions of the Federal Law on Guarantees for Outgoing President of the Russian Federation and Members of his Family in accordance with the Constitution.
Article 93 of the Constitution states that Russia’s President can be interdicted and immunity of ex-President of Russia can be lifted by the Federation Council only basing on charges of treason or other grave crimes confirmed by the Supreme Court’s conclusion, an explanatory note to the bill reads.
Authors of the initiative are State Duma MP Pavel Krasheninnikov and senator Andery Klishas