Bill strengthening responsibility for falsification of criminal cases (equating them to violent crime) submitted to the state Duma 17 July 2020. But there is bad news – he probably will be buried. It is not supported by the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Supreme court responded rather negatively. In vain the authors talked about the fact that every fabricated case, is destiny not even one person but a whole family (perhaps several). In response, they in the White house said that it is impossible to equate (in terms of punishment) fraud to murder, terrorism or treason.
Stop. And why not equate?
Because every fabricated case kills people’s hope for justice, undermined faith in the state and hits the country’s credibility in the eyes of the world. This is murder, terrorism and treason in the new format.
the other day I participated in the online survey on the topic “do you trust law enforcement agencies.” According to the results, approximately 80 percent answered “no.” It’s not even a diagnosis is a sentence. So, the initiative of deputies of the awaited and desired, many experts believe. We are talking about the adjustment of article 303 of the criminal code of Russian Federation “Falsification of evidence and the results of investigative activities.” In General, the bill provides for a significant strengthening of criminal responsibility, including the introduction of lower thresholds of the penalty of imprisonment, and increase the upper limits.
so, the falsification of evidence in civil and administrative case will be (or rather could) be punished by a fine in the amount from 300 to 500 thousand rubles or arrest for up to six months. Falsification of the results of investigative activities to the criminal prosecution of persons who knowingly privy to the Commission of a crime or in order to harm the honour, dignity and business reputation according to the document, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of 5 to 7 years. Falsification of proofs on criminal case by the person conducting the inquiry, investigator, Prosecutor or defender – from 5 to 12 years. Falsification of proofs on criminal case about a grave or particularly grave crimes, as well as falsification of evidence that caused grave consequences, – 12 to 20 years.
Hard? And you put yourself in the place of those who sit for anything.
One friend (in the past he worked as an investigator) has written a fantastic story about the onset of the time when the investigators, prosecutors and judges had to give the years of his life those who were unjustly sent to jail. Offended stood in a long queue, and the lives of other prosecutors ended before they could pay. Alas, this is in reality theOfP, but the new bill would help at least a little “sober” individual law enforcement officers. Most people don’t wonder you think that employees of any law enforcement agencies can take, to expose, to provoke.
And what says the official statistics? In Russia, where on every street corner screaming about the falsification of criminal cases, according to Judicial Department at the Supreme court of the Russian Federation the number of crimes provided for by article 303 of the criminal code, is “negligible and would not tend to growth” (quote from the opinion of the Deputy Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Konstantin Chuichenko). “So, in 2016, under this article was convicted 101 the person in 2017 123 persons, in 2018 – 115”. This fact, and the fact that supposedly you cannot equate fraud to a felony, and caused negative feedback from the White house.
But, most likely, there are other factors that officials concealed. And us mere mortals can only rely on an honest, incorruptible investigator. And at the very least – the judgment of God.