Russian lawmakers introduce bill enabling asset seizure for convictions related to ‘fake news’ about Russian army
Russian lawmakers have introduced a bill to the State Duma proposing amendments to Russia’s Criminal Code that would allow for the confiscation of personal property from those convicted of spreading “fake news” about the Russian army.
According to Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, property could be confiscated from individuals convicted under eight articles of Russia’s Criminal Code:
Prior to the bill’s introduction to the State Duma, Russian media reported that the government had “unconditionally” supported the document. The Russian Criminal Code currently only allows for the confiscation of property that was used in or acquired during a crime.
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