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Russian lawmakers consider bill that would give Putin lifelong immunity from prosecution

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:22 pm
by lapoza
Russian lawmakers submitted a draft bill that could grant former presidents lifelong immunity from criminal prosecution beyond their terms of office, state-run news agency TASS reported Thursday. Such bill would give current president protection from prosecution if and when he decides to leave office.
Under current Russian law, presidents cannot be prosecuted for crimes committed while in office. The proposed change seeks to extend the immunity beyond their terms of office so it would apply to offenses committed in the president's lifetime. ... index.html