In the state Duma introduced amendments to toughen punishment for abetment of suicide.

© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in photobanks the building of the State Duma on Okhotny Ryad street in Moscow. Archival photoIn the state Duma introduced amendments to toughen punishment for abetment of suicide.© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable the image Bank

The deputies of «United Russia» in the Duma introduced a bill that increases criminal punishment for abetment of suicide more than doubled to 15 years of imprisonment, it follows from the databases of the chamber.

Abetment of suicide is now punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term up to six years, incitement to suicide, from five to eight years.

«As the objects of abuse today are mostly minors with their fragile psyche, the bill proposes to toughen criminal liability for committing these crimes, by setting the lower limit of imprisonment of five years and up to 15 years», — stated in the explanatory Memorandum.

The project also establishes an increased responsibility — from eight to 15 years of imprisonment for the inducement and assistance to commit suicide, entailed death of two or more minors, or knowingly helpless or dependent of the perpetrator, or a pregnant woman.

Was sponsored by the Chairman of the faction «United Russia» Vladimir Vasilyev and the head of the security Committee Vasily Piskarev and his Deputy Ernest Valeev.

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