Death sentence with reprieve is legally possible, he said in GD

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoDeath sentence with reprieve is legally possible, he said in GD© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The implementation of the proposal on transferring to courts the right to impose the death penalty with a delay of execution from a legal point of view possible, but the reaction of the Council of Europe, told RIA Novosti on Thursday the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on legislation and state construction Mikhail Emelyanov (WED).

On Thursday, the head of the Duma Committee on security and combating corruption Vasily Piskarev has offered to give the courts the right to impose the death penalty to terrorists, but with the postponement of execution of punishment until the lifting of the moratorium on capital punishment. He said that he intends to discuss your idea with experts, the scientific community, law enforcement, and well known lawyers, noting that supporters of such a proposal there are, in the opinion of the Committee, Europe will sooner or later come to understanding that the death penalty should apply as punishment.

«I support the proposal. I think this reflects the wider mood in society that exist. Really the idea of the death penalty for terrorists is extremely popular. From a legal point of view such solution is possible. But the reaction of the Council of Europe, member of which we still are,» said Emelyanov RIA Novosti.

He stressed that he always believed that the security of Russian citizens is much more important than membership in any international organization.

«Because sooner or later we of the Council of Europe will emerge. We certainly do not need to look to the Council of Europe, and to do everything to ensure the safety of our citizens,» he added.

Emelyanov is confident that the imposition of a sentence of death will have important psychological value to a terrorist.

«This man will live under the constant threat that he will pray to their gods that the Russian withdrew from the Council of Europe, because as soon as that happens, the sentence will be executed. Moreover, the argument that terrorists are going to die and not afraid of death, it is not quite correct, because in addition to the perpetrators of the terrorist attack, suicide, there are those who organize, contribute. And they own life is very important,» — said the MP.

The moratorium on the death penalty operates in Russia since its accession to the Council of Europe. In 1997 the country signed the Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty. The last death sentence in Russia was carried out in 1996.

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