Language Switcher

Russian Federation: Tougher Penalties for Terrorism Offences

The Russian Criminal Code has been amended to toughen penalties for terrorism. Terrorist offences will now carry sentences of 8 to 15 years imprisonment, while particularly grave acts, such as an attempt on human life and grave crimes against public security, will be punishable with 15 to 20 years or life imprisonment. The existing Criminal Code stipulates that terrorism-related crimes are subject to 8 to 12 years in prison and those having particularly grave circumstances from 10 to 20 years.