The President of Russia Vladimir Putin supported the initiative of toughening of punishment for abetment of suicide of a minor through the Internet sites and social media groups. According to him, this would «prosecute the owners, creators, and administrators of such sites, to stop their destructive, criminal activity.»
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin supported the idea of increasing the punishment for inducing a minor to suicide. This was reported by TASS with reference to the statement of the head of state at the Board meeting of the interior Ministry.
According to the President, those who promote on the Internet sites that promote suicide are «least criminals».
«In this regard, I support the initiative of deputies of the State Duma on amendment of the law norm that extends the list of actions in which criminal liability for incitement to suicide,» — said the President.
According to Putin, proposed by the Parliament changes in the law will allow to prosecute «owners, creators, and administrators of such sites, to stop their destructive, criminal activity.»
On the initiative of toughening of punishment for abetment of suicide told the Vice-speaker of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya. According to her, the proposed amendments toughening punishment till 8 years of prison under the current article «Incitement to suicide» and put into legislation new kinds of offences. The bill approved by the experts in the government, the Supreme court and the Ministry of education.
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