30 Oct 2018 18:56

Putin suggests thinking about separate incarceration of convicted terrorists

MOSCOW. Oct 30 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to think over the idea of separate imprisonment of convicted terrorists at penitentiaries in order to prevent the propaganda of radical ideas among other prisoners.

"You are right, it is certainly necessary to think about this," he said at an event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Russian electoral system in comments on the relevant proposal of the head of the Dagestani election commission.

"We absolutely do not need these additional 'universities' and brainwashing of prisoners by radical elements at penitentiaries," the president added.

Head of the Dagestani election commission Magomed Debirov has made a proposal of separate incarceration of convicts for terrorism-related crimes from other prisoners.

As ISIL, a terrorist organization banned in Russia, is being defeated in the Middle East, Russian natives who fought in its terrorist groups begin to return to their homeland, he said. They are tried for terrorism in their homeland, and are brought to penitentiaries, where they are imprisoned together with other prisoners and have an opportunity to disseminate their ideas among them.