22 Nov 2018 13:32

Bills preventing propaganda of terrorism among inmates submitted to State Duma

MOSCOW. Nov 22 (Interfax) - A package of bills on countering terrorists' recruitment of other inmates in penitentiary establishments has been submitted to the State Duma, Pavel Krasheninnikov, chairman of the State Duma Committee on State-Building and Legislation, said.

"The document calls for the establishment of a rule on serving part of the term in prison for those convicted of terrorist crimes. An isolated prison regimen will help minimize the possibility of the dissemination of extremist ideology among convicts and their recruitment by terrorist organizations," Krasheninnikov told reporters on Thursday.

The document also proposes authorizing the Russian Penitentiary Service to make decisions on transferring people who disseminate terrorist ideology among other convicts to different penitentiary establishments of the same type "for the purpose of dividing extremist groups in penitentiary facilities," Krasheninnikov said.