Russia plans to tighten punishment for Internet threats

The Public Chamber of the Russian Federation said that in Russia they plan to tighten the punishment for Internet threats, and

also insults and bullying on the Internet. The corresponding initiative has already been sent to the State Duma and the Federation Council.

So, a fresh document says that forthe threat of murder and grievous bodily harm must be punished by forced labor for up to seven years, and in case of libel, fined up to 6 million rubles. By the way, right now, Russian legislation does not provide for any punishment for such actions.

”Since the law on insults andthreats act in our real life, they should extend to the same extent to the virtual space, the border with which our physical being is rapidly erasing, ”said Senator Irina Rukavishnikova about this.