In the state Duma proposed to sentence terrorists to death with reprieve

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The head of the Duma Committee on security and combating corruption Vasily Piskarev proposes 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.

The MP told reporters that he intends to discuss your idea with experts, including well-known lawyers, and noted that support for this proposal is. According to the head of the Committee, Europe will sooner or later come to understanding that the death penalty should apply as punishment.

«I suggest, and this is my position, still to register in the sentence and give an assessment about that (I should. — Approx. ed.) to apply punishment in the form of death penalty against terrorists, but postponing its execution until such time as there will be a General realization that this punishment should be applied. It is necessary to enable the courts to make such decisions. To give an opportunity to the courts to increase the punishment,» said Piskarev.

«Pass sentence, but not to apply the death penalty. Let the sentence, but I think that sooner or later will come the understanding that such persons need to do the hard way. The time will come when Europe will understand that it is necessary to apply this measure of punishment, then those who are serving a penalty (for terrorism. — Approx. ed.), they will have a verdict,» he added.

Piskarev said that he had not immediately formed such a position, however, during his service in law enforcement, after participating in the investigation of terrorist crimes in Moscow and other regions, after talking with the victims and relatives of victims of act of terrorism there was a desire to apply the most severe measures of punishment against the terrorists.

Answering the question of how to deal with judicial errors, the head of the state Duma Committee noted that to date, is the full guarantee against errors — suspended sentence.

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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