RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT PASSES NEW ANTI- TERROR BILL
MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of
Russian parliament has approved a new
legislation that toughens punishment
for terrorism and requires terrorists'
relatives to pay for the damages caused
The bill, unanimously passed Friday by
the State Duma, is expected to see a
similarly swift approval in the upper
house and be signed by President
Vladimir Putin to become law.
The document says that training for
terrorist activities is punishable by up
to 10 years in prison. It also introduces
a punishment of up to six years for
those participating in a militant group
The measure appears to be a response
to Russian nationals fighting alongside
rebels in Syria. Russian officials have
voiced concern that they may launch
attacks at home when they return.