Russia criminalises repeated assaults
The Federation Council approves a law that criminalises repeated assaults
Under amendments to Russia’s Criminal Code, offenders will receive up to 480 hours of compulsory labour, or correctional labour for up to one year, imprisonment for up to one year or arrest for up to six months for repeated assaults.
A fine of up to 30,000 roubles or detention of between 10 and 15 days can be imposed for the initial assault, with criminal liability applied for repeat offences.
Vladimir Poletaev, First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council’s Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Construction, stressed that “repeated assaults are now to be treated as public offences and that the adoption of the new law will help in resolving this serious social problem”.