Convictions under article 282 should be reviewed, says the head of the HRC

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The sentences on the 282-th article of the criminal code after its partial decriminalization should be revised, the convicted person or his counsel will have to raise the question for reconsideration in connection with new circumstances, a petition was sent to the Prosecutor, told RIA Novosti the head of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov.Convictions under article 282 should be reviewed, says the head of the HRC© Fotolia / kreizihorseЛайкнул — in jail. What is behind the criminal cases under article 282 of the

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday submitted to the state Duma the project, partly decriminalize 282-th article of the Criminal code on extremism. According to the explanatory Memorandum, it will be impossible to initiate a criminal case against people for the first time in conflict with the law, provided that their conduct «did not pose a serious threat to the constitutional order and security of the state». It is expected that criminal liability will result if the violation occurred more than once during the year.

«Of course, it is possible, only it is not Amnesty, but these sentences should be revised. That is, the convicted person or his counsel raises the question of the revision proceedings in connection with the new circumstances», — said Fedotov in response to the question about the possibility of Amnesty convicted previously on the 282-th article after the relevant amendments will be accepted.

He said that this procedure is provided by Russian criminal procedural legislation.

«And such a request shall be sent to the Prosecutor, because the resumption of the case on again opened or new circumstances is a matter for the Prosecutor’s office», — said the head of the HRC.

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