People who have been declared involved in extremism will be banned from working as pilots and flight attendants

The Russian government commission on legislative activities approved an initiative to prohibit those involved in extremism from working as pilots and flight attendants. Interfax writes about this with reference to a member of the commission, chairman of the board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, Vladimir Gruzdev.

According to him, amendments will be made to the Air Code. The new restrictions will affect people included in the  list of persons in relation to whom there is information about their involvement in extremist activities or terrorism. It is conducted by Rosfinmonitoring.

Gruzdev explained that this list includes those convicted for public justification or propaganda of terrorism, public calls for extremism or actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of Russia.

Extremism relates also article 282 of the Criminal Code on inciting hatred or hostility, and humiliation of human dignity. Therefore, Gruzdev stressed, the ban on working as a pilot and flight attendant will apply to people who wrote “publications in social networks that violate the law, including those aimed at inciting hatred.”

The list of terrorists and extremists of Rosfinmonitoring includes, in particular, the FBK and the  headquarters of Alexei Navalny, blogger Yuri Khovansky , journalist Arkady Babchenko , persons involved in the “New Greatness” case.

In June 2021, the Russian authorities banned  people who worked in “extremist” organizations or helped them, for example, by sending donations, to participate in elections. This law was called “the law against FBK”.

(c)MEDUZA 2021

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