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The State Duma spoke about the idea of ​​criminal punishment for drug addicts evading treatment


In Russia, criminal liability may appear for people who use drugs who refuse compulsory treatment. Corresponding amendments to the Criminal Code are being prepared by State Duma deputy Oleg Nilov. He spoke about this in an interview with RT.

According to the deputy, at present, according to the legislation, the court can send a citizen with a diagnosis of "drug addiction" to compulsory treatment in a closed licensed rehabilitation center. But there are those who shy away from fulfilling the duty assigned by the court.

It is for this category of citizens that it is proposed to introduce criminal liability, which provides for imprisonment for a period of 4 to 6 months.

“These should be special places of deprivation of liberty, only for drug addicts, where these people will undergo so-called“ breaking through ”under harsh conditions in tough conditions,” the deputy said.

In his opinion, this measure is designed to solve two main problems: “isolate a citizen dangerous to society” and give a drug addict a chance to save his life.

As the head of the criminal practice of BMS Law firm Alexander Inoyadov said in an interview with RT, the current legislation establishes administrative liability for the use of narcotic and psychotropic substances (punishment is a fine of up to 5 thousand rubles or arrest for 15 days).

“This regulation is quite sufficient for a legal assessment of consumption facts, and the notes in the law provide for exemption from administrative liability in case of specialized treatment. This allows a drug addict to make his choice - punishment or treatment, ”the expert explained.

Earlier in Russia, it was proposed to tighten liability for drug crimes for foreign citizens.

Source: russiart

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