The constitutional court: Imposing of penalties for excess of number holding a meeting wrongfully
the Constitutional court of the Russian Federation recognised as illegal prosecution of organizers of mass actions in case of discrepancy of real quantity of active workers to the number co-ordinated with the authorities holding a meeting. Chairman KS Valery Zorkin has informed on it on Friday.
« In itself excess of number yet is not the sufficient basis for attraction of the organizer of action to administrative responsibility. This basis arises only in the event that such excess creates real threat to a public order, security of participants of public action and (or) extraneous persons, safety of property physical or legal bodies. Should be thus established that discrepancy of number has arisen because of the organizer » - it is told in the document text.
the Given decision was accepted after with requirement to check up article 20. 2 Codes about administrative offences of the Russian Federation and the federal law « About meetings » the inhabitant of Tula Sergey Katkov was converted.
Meanwhile the State Duma plans to consider in the near future the bill of repeated increase of penalties for non-observance of regulations of mass actions (read further...)