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Rada Introduces Up To 5 Years Punishment For Disclosure Of Pre-Trial Investigation Facts Hurting Suspect's Dig

Rada Introduces Up To 5 Years Punishment For Disclosure Of Pre-Trial Investigation Facts Hurting Suspect's Dignity

The Verkhovna Rada has introduced a punishment of up to five years behind bars for disclosure of facts from a pre-trial investigation that are disparaging to the dignity of the person being under investigation.

The bill No.7275 was backed by 312 parliamentary members while 226 votes were enough to pass the legislation, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

The new law forbids disclosing any data from law enforcement proceedings or a preliminary investigation without a written permission from a prosecutor or an investigator.

If judges or law enforcers are caught disclosing such data, they can be punished with up to three years in prison.

If the disclosed data besmirches or disparages dignity of the person who is under investigation, the person who disclosed such data is liable to the punishment from three to five years behind bars.

In addition, the law forbids opening (re-visiting) criminal cases against legal entities if previous criminal charges pressed against them under similar circumstances had been dropped.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Minister of the Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov insisted on toughening criminal responsibility for disclosure of data from pre-trial investigations.


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