Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has submitted a draft federal law on police to the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, the Kremlin reported on Wednesday.
The draft law was posted for public discussion in early August at www.zakonoproekt2010.ru in line with the Russian leadership's plans to reform the police. The text was placed on the web where the public was able to discuss the changes in the law. Some amendments were made to the original text after discussions were considered.
According to Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev, the new law will fix the law enforcement mission of the police, naming crime prevention its key purpose.
If passed, the law is to come into effect from March 2011.
The state of Russia's police has become a great concern after a number of high-profile police scandals, including the random shooting of several people in a supermarket by an off-duty police officer in April 2009.
In response to growing criticism, Medvedev ordered a large-scale police reform in December 2009, including cutting the number of policemen and increasing salaries.
MOSCOW, October 27 (RIA Novosti)
The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules.
Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts.
The websites’ administration has the right to delete comments made in languages other than the language of the majority of the websites’ content.
In all language versions of the sputniknews.com websites any comments posted can be edited.
A user comment will be deleted if it:
The administration has the right to block a user’s access to the page or delete a user’s account without notice if the user is in violation of these rules or if behavior indicating said violation is detected.
Users can initiate the recovery of their account / unlock access by contacting the moderators at email@example.com
The letter must contain:
If the moderators deem it possible to restore the account / unlock access, it will be done.
In the case of repeated violations of the rules above resulting in a second block of a user’s account, access cannot be restored.
To contact the team of moderators, write to firstname.lastname@example.org