The State Duma allows abducting women for marriage. Men also
The State Duma of the Russian Federation at the plenary meeting on April 2 refused to establish criminal responsibility for the abduction of women for the purpose of marriage, noting that the situation is not excluded when the marriage kidnapped man. As the correspondent of news agency REGNUM, the bill "On Amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation", which proposed the kidnappers wife jailed for three years, the State Duma has not supported. The author of the initiative - The National Assembly of the Republic of Ingushetia - notes that now the perpetrator in most cases manage to avoid criminal liability under the note to Article 126 of the Criminal Code, under which a person who voluntarily releases the kidnapped released from criminal liability if his actions do not contain elements of a crime. Therefore, the authors of the bill, the police can not bring the kidnappers to justice.
"The injured party is not finding protection from the state, often trying his forces to repair the damage caused by abuse - namely the abduction of women is regarded as local customs," - the authors note bill. "It poses a real threat of extra-judicial conflict resolution, bringing the innocent may suffer," - noted in the parliament of Ingushetia.
Meanwhile, as the conclusion of the Russian government on the bill, "providing a special kind of exemption from criminal liability for kidnapping, the legislature proceeded from the need to neutralize or mitigate the possible negative effects of the crime." According to the Government, the proposed amendment to the Criminal Code "excludes the possibility of stimulating individuals who kidnapped a woman, to stop keeping it in captivity, finally - to prevent the harmful consequences of the crime».
The State Duma Committee on civil, criminal, arbitration and procedural legislation drew attention to the equality of citizens before the law regardless of gender. The first deputy chairman of the committee, Vladimir Gruzdev ("United Russia") pointed to the disparity of the proposed sanctions - for the kidnapping of the Criminal Code currently provides for 4 years imprisonment to 20 years in aggravated circumstances and Ingushetia offers for kidnapping a woman to join her in marriage imprison 3 years. "In view of the constitutional principle of equality before the law regardless of sex seems unreasonable to establish a separate crime only in relation to the abduction of women, as it does not exclude the situation related to the kidnapping of a man with a purpose of marriage" - as stated in the conclusion of the committee on the bill. < br />
During the discussion, the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR) said that the custom of bride stealing thousands of years. "Not enough women, and Muslims, boys do not have money," - Zhirinovsky explained. The fact that young people do not have wives and works, the vice-speaker sees the cause of terrorism
In turn, the State Duma deputy Alexei Rozuvan ("United Russia") noted that "the Supreme Court upheld the concept of the bill," he urged deputies to approve the initiative in the first reading.
Amendments to the Criminal Code proposed by the Legislative Assembly of Ingushetia, the State Duma has rejected 39 votes.