A group of deputies of the Communist Party presented a bill to the State Duma, proposing to introduce fines for officials to insult citizens, following the material of the lower house of parliament. The document provides for the modification of the Code of administrative offenses. The bill was registered on April 10 and sent to the president of the State Duma.
The deputies propose to fine officials for publicly insulting citizens. So for the insult contained in public performance, any job or media, aims to introduce a penalty of 50,000 to 100,000 rubles. The spread by officials of offensive information on citizens about Internet deputies proposes to punish them with a fine of between 100,000 and 500,000 rubles.
The explanatory note of the bill states that the public insults of the authorities against the people have become "recently, a phenomenon familiar to Russia that testifies to the class rejection of the population below the poverty line "." In exercising their authority, irresponsible officials or elected legislator representatives publicly insulted the people, accusing the same citizens of their disadvantaged position, "says the document.
MEPs cite several examples of such statements by officials. For example, mentioned Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk region Ilya Gaffner, who, commenting on the increase in food prices, advised the citizens "eat less In addition, the statement by MP Yaroslavl Dmitry Petrovsky, who proposed abolishing old-age pensions in Russia and justified by the fact that the Russians "used to sitting near the neck. "Another example was the words of Volgograd MP Hasan Nabiyev, who said this pension in 8000 rubles. in Russia they only receive "parasites and alcoholics" and "these people are themselves responsible for their financial situation".
Adoption of this billwill allow to increase the legal culture of state and municipal employees, protect citizens' rights and guarantee a more effective system of government in the state ", believe the authors of the initiative.
At the end of March, the so-called power insult law came into force in Russia. Limit the distribution of materials Express a clear lack of respect for society and the state. Under the new law, Internet resources are needed to remove this information at the request of Roskomnadzor, otherwise they will be blocked. In addition, they face a fine of 30,000 rubles.