Putin Signs Law To Decriminalize Domestic Violence

February 7, 2017, Written by

Written By The Moscow Times





Russia decriminalizes domestic violence

As expected, President Putin signed legislation on Tuesday that officially decriminalizes several forms of domestic abuse, reclassifying “violence that doesn’t cause significant injury” as a misdemeanor.

According to criteria laid down by Russia’s Health Ministry, the new law will decriminalize beatings within families that result in “minor harm,” like “small abrasions, bruises, superficial wounds, and soft-tissue damage…”

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