The Chairman of the state Duma voted against lifting the moratorium on the death penalty, even if Russia would withdraw from the Council of Europe

The Chairman of the state Duma voted against lifting the moratorium on the death penalty, even if Russia would withdraw from the Council of EuropeThe Chairman of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin voted against lifting the moratorium on the death penalty even if Russia would withdraw from the Council of Europe."Personally, I wouldn decision is not supported. And not support it, well, based on their personal beliefs, so to speak, humanitarian and moral," he said in an interview to the program "Vesti on Saturday" on TV channel "Russia 1".So Naryshkin said on the question of the presenter, who drew attention to the fact that the possible withdrawal of Russia from the Council of Europe means in and out of her Convention (Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms), providing for the abolition of the death penalty. Russia has a moratorium on its use.Expressing his opinion about the possible reaction of the society, Naryshkin noted that the discussion on whether the lifting of the moratorium on the death penalty is.As recalled by Interfax, 28 January, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) session in Strasbourg refused to restore the authority, which has deprived the Russian delegation in April of last year, the right to vote and be members of the governing bodies of PACE; extended the sanctions until April 2015, accusing Russia in the aggravation of the situation in the East of Ukraine.Naryshkin 25-27 January was in Strasbourg and took part in the meeting of the Presidential Committee on the invitation of the head Assembly Anne Brasseur.



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