Head of Investigative Committee spoke in favor of abolition of moratorium on death penalty

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The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin called for the abolition of the moratorium on the death penalty for people convicted for murder.

According to Bastrykin, “people who commit serious crimes have no place on earth”. At the same time he noted that he supports the death penalty “as a human at the first place.”

“The world we live in is what it is”, and therefore the Investigative Committee “follows the spirit and the letter of the law,” added Bastrykin.

The death penalty has not been abolished in Russia. However, since the country’s accession to the Council of Europe in 1996, there is a moratorium in Russia on such a measure.

Source: svoboda.org