Ella Pamfilova: The article concerning the officials of the Anti-extremism Law Should Be Reconsidered
St Petersburg, July 17.
The Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian federation has prepared the expert conclusion addressed to the Russian President about the article concerning the slander towards the officials of the Anti-extremist law.
According to the Rosbalt Agency Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Council informed about it during the briefing in Strelna. Pamfilova said she agreed with the human rights experts criticizing the article. She considers the article as it is now unacceptable and thinks it should be changed.
To remind: at the end of June the State Duma adopted the amendments to the law, which equates the slander towards the officials to the heavy crimes and extremism.