The State Duma approved in the first reading a bill banning elections to parliament for those who worked in extremist organizations or donated to them

The State Duma approved in the first reading a bill prohibiting people involved in the activities of an extremist or terrorist organization from being elected to the lower house of parliament.

The bill assumes that the founders and members of the leadership, up to the deputy head of the structural unit, will be prohibited from being elected as a State Duma deputy for five years after the court decided to prohibit or liquidate the relevant extremist or terrorist organization.

For other employees of such an organization and “other persons involved in its activities,” the ban is set at three years.

The bill covers the heads of the organization who began working in it no later than three years before the court recognized it as extremist or terrorist. Employees and “other persons involved” – no later than one year before the court banned the activities of such an organization.

The authors of the bill consider those who provided such organizations with funds, property, organizational and methodological, advisory or other assistance as other involved persons.

(c)MEDUZA 2021

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