In the state Duma introduced a bill increasing sentences for false reports of terrorist attack

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Vice-speaker of the state Duma from «Fair Russia» Olga Epifanova submitted to the state Duma a bill that increases criminal liability for a false message about acts of terrorism for up to 7 years of imprisonment.

The author notes that false reports of impending terrorist attacks sow panic and disrupt the functioning of critical infrastructure, whereas in the period from 2012 to 2016, the number of telephone calls about acts of terrorism continues to grow from year to year.

Earlier it was reported that the head of the Duma Committee on legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov has prepared a bill which provides punishment till 10 years of imprisonment for «telephone terrorism».

A wave of telephone terrorism began in Russia on September 11, in any case, the bomb threat was not confirmed. Earlier the Director of FSB of Russia Alexander Bortnikov said that the false calls about a mining involved four Russians from abroad, who have accomplices on the territory of the Russian Federation.

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