Posted 17 марта 2023,, 04:21
Published 17 марта 2023,, 04:21
Modified 17 марта 2023,, 06:01
Updated 17 марта 2023,, 06:01
According to RIA Novosti, referring to the deputy head of the Constitutional Committee of the State Duma Sardana Avksentieva, we are talking about an article on the illegal turnover of payment funds - Article 187 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
"Now this "rubber" article is used to imprison entrepreneurs in a pre-trial detention center, as article 156 (fraud) was used before", - Avksentieva said.
The head of the Cabinet of Ministers Mikhail Mishustin instructed to work out an initiative to ban detention under this article.
It should be noted that one of the points of support for entrepreneurship after the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine was the reduction of criminal pressure on business, as well as the decriminalization of economic crimes. On March 9, the RSPP, which represents the interests of big business, made a proposal to decriminalize violations under nine articles of the Criminal Code. It is also proposed to revise the thresholds of large and especially large damage for some economic crimes. The letter with proposals was submitted to the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor General's Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Duma, and other business associations.
By the way, last year the number of economic crimes increased compared to 2021. More than 1.5 thousand extremist crimes and more than 2.2 thousand terrorist crimes were identified. The number of extremist crimes has increased by 48% over the year.