26 Feb 2022 16:38

Russian senator Klishas: Moratorium on death penalty introduced by Russian Constitutional Court, its decisions mandatory for all

MOSCOW. Feb 26 (Interfax) - The Russian Constitutional Court introduced the moratorium on the death penalty, and its decisions are mandatory for all authorities in the Russian Federation, Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building Chairman Andrei Klishas said.

"The Constitutional Court has introduced the moratorium. The decisions of the Constitutional Court are mandatory for all authorities in Russia," Klishas told Interfax, commenting on the statements of Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev.

Talking about the suspension of Russia's membership in the Council of Europe and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Medvedev said that, in his opinion, it is a reason for the country to withdraw from these organizations and an opportunity to reinstate a number of important institutions aimed at preventing especially grave crimes, including the death penalty, which is actively used in the United States and China.