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President Dmitry Medvedev agreed with three of five amendments proposed by Transparency International-R and Youth Human Rights Movement

Дата публикации: 
24.09.2010

At the meeting on the new law “On Police”, on 23-th of September 2010, the president of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev proposed to introduce some amendments into the bill text. The president proposed to introduce identity discs for future police officers, to create a single call-center for receiving complaints against the police and furthermore to discuss the possibility of granting to detainees the right to call.

We remember that all three amendments are part of the proposals of Russian branches of Transparency International-R and Youth Human Rights Movement (YHRM) within the public campaign “Five Simple Amendments for the Police”. These amendments gained the most votes in the discussion of the Police Act on the website zakonoproekt2010.ru.

Medvedev has not mentioned two other amendments from the winning bloc of proposals: a ban on preemptive recordings on camera of the police officers actions, and the commitment of the lawyers to take down a transcript on administrative violations on the spot, without resorting to "delivery" at the police station.

“Identity discs should be made and be carried at a well visible place; that is important for district staff and patrol officers”, - said Medvedev at the meeting. According to him, sometimes a police officer doesn’t introduce himself or does it in his own way. Within “5P”, the package of amendments, a compulsory element of police uniforms should be a stripe or badge with a photograph, not just ones with name, surname, position of the police officer and the name of the department in which he works. If president Medvedev also meant that remained unclear.

“It is clear that president Dmitry Medvedev has sent the law back for revision and pointed out that certain amendments to it must be made. In what form they will be included in the final bill is not clear yet. This can be considered as an indication that the voice of civil society activists was heard, but it can not be considered as a victory. This is an intermediate result, about which, we are glad, of course,but it isn't the expected final result of our campaign. In this sense, we are onward planing and are still insisting on that, that the amendments would be introduced into the bill, as well as on the fact that they would be implemented. We're going to continue to collect signatures and send these proposals to the group, which is working on the bill. And after the introduction of a bill into the State Duma we’re going to insist on, that these amendments would be adopted.” - has commented Dmitry Makarov, member of the Coordinating Council of the Youth Human Rights Movement (one of the initiators of the public campaign “Five Simple Amendments for the Police”) this statement of the president of the Russian Federation.

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Used materials:
http://polit.ru/news/2010/09/23/prava.html
http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/205805/