Putin has tightened the punishment for recruiting of terrorists

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin has tightened the punishment for recruiting of terrorists© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

President Vladimir Putin approved amendments to the criminal code toughening the punishment for terrorist recruitment up to life imprisonment. The corresponding law was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

Document toughens responsibility for financing terrorism and for recruiting or other involvement of citizens in terrorist offences.

For it will be punished with imprisonment for a term of eight to 20 years with a fine from 300 to 700 thousand roubles or imprisonment for life. Now for such crimes can receive a maximum of 10 years.

If crimes were committed using his official position, for which faces up to a life sentence or a fine of up to one million rubles. Now the maximum penalty involves 15 years of imprisonment.

In addition, the law introduces the concept of «propaganda of terrorism». For it introduces a penalty of a fine up to 500 thousand roubles or deprivation of liberty for a term up to five years. An aggravating circumstance is the use of mass media or the Internet — then the maximum penalty will be seven years.