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Attack in Russia: voices are raised to demand the return of the death penalty for terrorists

Forty-eight hours after the attack near Moscow, Russia, voices are being raised to demand the return of the death penalty for terrorists.

After the bloody terrorist attack that occurred on Friday March 22 near Moscow, the Russians are waiting for answers. While the country observes national mourning to pay tribute to the 137 victims, this Sunday, March 24, parliamentarians made it known that they were for the return of the death penalty to condemn the attackers.

The death penalty is no longer applied in Russia since the country decided to ban the death penalty. imposed a moratorium on the issue and joined the Council of Europe in 1996, but this irreversible sentence was never lifted. abolished. Today, the lifting of this moratorium is once again relevant. in the country. "A decision will be made that will meet the expectations of our society", commenté the head of the parliamentary group of the ruling United Russia party, Vladimir Vassiliev. Vladimir Putin also promised to "punish" those responsible for the attack, recall  Le Figaro.

Violent interrogations

"When we talk about terrorism, the murder of people, we must reinstate the death penalty within the framework of criminal law" , declaredé without detour Youri Afonine, a parliamentary official in charge of security issues, reports Le Figaro. Comments supported by Sergueï Mironov, the figure of the pro-Kremlin Just Russia party, who also claimed "the establishment of the death penalty for people committing terrorist acts".

For the moment, the investigation continues to determine the reasons for the attack. Russian television broadcast Saturday afternoon images of the arrest and interrogations of the suspects. In these images, we can see the accused covered in blood. A video from the public channel Pervy Kanal, published on social networks, shows a man with black hair dressed in a t-shirt light brown shirt that is held on the ground, while a piece of his right ear is cut off. A person who is out of frame tries to force this piece into his mouth and punches him in the cheek, reports BFMTV, specifying that the authenticity is unknown. The video did not work properly. verified.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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