Medvedev Proposes Harsher Punishments for Extremism

posted 11 Nov 2011, 14:57 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 Nov 2011, 15:16 ]
Source: (info), 11/11/11 

· Ministry of Internal Affairs 

President Dmitry Medvedev considers it possible to look into the question of making punishments for certain categories of crimes linked with extremism harsher. 

“I consider that in certain circumstances we can think about increasing the severity of the punishments, only it is necessary to look at the specific nature of the crimes in question,” he said at a meeting with personnel from Moscow’s Akademichesky district police department. 

“I have never proposed reducing the punishments for such crimes, or making them weaker. I don’t believe this is an area where it is possible to take a humanistic approach because historically what we are talking about is a category of serious crimes that undermine the bases of the constitutional order, and of law and order in the country,” the President emphasised. [Read more]