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New law to protect Russian citizens from police abuse
The Russian Interior Ministry has unveiled parts of a new police law intended to safeguard against the abuse of citizens’ rights by the police.
If the draft law is approved, a police officer, should he abuse a citizen’s rights, will have to make a formal apology to this person either in a place of employment or in a place of education.
The police will also have to keep a comprehensive list of all suspects detained in the country and all the details of their detention to ensure that none of the rules or rights are breached.
Moreover, the new law will redefine the rules concerning policemen’s use of force, which will be permitted in “extreme circumstances” only. It means that no lethal weapons – including gas and shocking devices– will be allowed if a suspect does not pose an obvious risk.
The reform also includes expansions of so-called “principles of policing” – the officers’ code of conduct. The 4 basic principles are to be expanded to 7, namely respect of law, respect of citizens’ rights and freedoms, more publicity and openness within police forces, more cooperation with government and civil society, impartiality of the police officers when they are carrying out their responsibilities, use of modern technology, ensuring public confidence and people’s support for the police forces.
“These principles gear towards respecting both human and citizens’ rights as a highest value in a civil society and a civilized state,” Deputy Minister of Internal Affaires Sergey Bulavin said.
Read more: RT
Originally posted by empireofpain
Your kidding right? just a few months ago russian warned of 'rogue' cops?