Duma proposes extending looting liability to emergency situations 04:06

Yana Lantratova, the first deputy chairman of the “Just Russia – For Truth” group in the State Duma, began developing a bill that would expand the criminal code on looting outside of martial law and emergencies (emergencies). This was reported with reference to a letter written by a deputy to the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin. TASS.

According to the draft, looting will be defined as the unlawful seizure of someone else’s property in conditions of martial law, war, armed conflict or hostility, in emergency situations or in states of emergency. It is proposed to increase the penalty for the crime of plunder from six to seven years.

Lantratova noted that the media spread information that “incidents of looting have become more frequent” as citizens evacuated and abandoned their plots and homes after the collapse of the dam in Orsk. The MP emphasized that according to current laws, the looting of someone else’s property in emergency situations is classified as theft and is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of up to two years.

Previously resided in Orsk reported about fear of looters.

It was previously reported that he was in Orsk. will strengthen Patrols to stop looting.

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Source: Gazeta

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