State Duma proposed to ban members of extremist groups from being elected as deputies | News | News

The State Duma has taken for consideration a bill prohibiting persons involved in the activities of extremist public or religious organizations from being elected as deputies of parliament, which follows from a document published in the electronic database of the State Duma on Tuesday, May 4.

As specified, the relevant initiatives are planned to be included in Article 4 of the Federal Law “On the election of deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly.”

“The bill proposes to provide that a citizen involved in the activities of a public or religious association or other organization recognized by the court as extremist or terrorist organizations has no right to be elected as a deputy of the State Duma,” the text of the bill says.

It follows from the document that the ban will apply to “founders, members of the collegial governing body, heads and deputy heads of extremist and terrorist organizations, heads of their structural units and their deputies, members, participants, employees and other persons involved in the activities of such organizations.” At the same time, the draft law takes into account the status of a person in the activities of the extremist and terrorist community, which makes it possible to provide for “differentiation of the terms of restricting passive electoral rights.”

Thus, persons who have the status of a founder, a member of a collegial governing body, head, deputy head, head of a structural unit or his deputy cannot be elected members of the State Duma until five years have passed since the court issued a legislative ban or liquidation of this or that extremist activity. or a terrorist group. However, for some categories of participants in such organizations, a different period of the same restrictions is provided, which is three years.

Earlier, on May 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law to strengthen control over the exemption from conscription for health reasons and the rules of medical examination before immediate conscription.




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