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State Duma: punishment for fakes and quarantine violations will be tightened

State Duma: punishment for fakes and quarantine violations will be tightened
The real term may threaten the authors of fakes about the coronavirus, the maximum punishment for violating quarantine may increase to five years in prison. Proposals on toughening penalties have been submitted to the State Duma.

According to RIA Novosti, the amendment will be considered immediately in three readings on Tuesday, March 31. According to the amendments, the maximum fine for a fake may increase to 1,5 million rubles, or in the amount of the convict’s salaries for 18 months. They also plan to punish for the dissemination of false information by forced labor for a term of up to three years or imprisonment for three years.

If the dissemination of false information negligently caused the death of a person, then the maximum fine will increase to two million rubles, or to the amount of wages for three years. Under such aggravating circumstances, imprisonment could be five years. As many may appoint forced labor.

The same applies to violators of isolation. If a violation of the quarantine regime entailed a massive illness of people, the fine can be up to one million rubles. The court may also impose a restriction on holding certain posts for three years or send to a colony for the same period.

If the quarantine violation resulted in the death of a person or is fraught with the deliberate creation of a threat of mass disease of people, the fine can be up to two million rubles, the term in the colony is five years. In the event of the death of two or more persons, the term of imprisonment may be seven years.

In the Far East, the police are already conducting control measures to disseminate inaccurate information about the coronavirus, as well as monitoring compliance with the isolation regime as prescribed by doctors. So in Priamure the police detained the author of the fake, and on Sakhalin and Khabarovsk administrative proceedings were sent to the court for violation of quarantine. 
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