Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya asked for an analysis of the law enforcement, judicial and investigative practice of implementing laws aimed at combating “death groups” on the Internet that involve children in deadly games and incline them to suicide. This was reported on Monday by the press service of the deputy.
Yarovaya recalled that in June 2017, the State Duma passed laws aimed at protecting children from the inclination to commit suicide via the Internet, as well as creating measures “to help prevent suicide among children and to combat various forms of promoting suicide, establishing a commensurate level of responsibility for committing data. crimes ". In August of the same year, “the sanctions for inducing children to commit suicide and for organizing“death groups”were significantly increased.
According to her, initially, when adopting laws, the deputies planned to monitor their implementation. In addition, information appears in the media about the continuing threats of involving children in deadly games through instant messengers, as well as trends in the appointment of suspended sentences or the termination of criminal cases, Yarovaya said.
“I believe that today it is necessary to give not a superficial and emotional assessment, but to analyze the practice of applying legislation on identifying“death groups”to increase the effectiveness of the authorized bodies and legal institutions to ensure the protection of the life and health of children, to identify the reasons and conditions conducive to the commission of of these crimes, and taking further effective measures to protect children from the curators of "death groups", - she said.
In this regard, the Vice-Speaker sent inquiries to the Prosecutor General's Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs in order to obtain data on law enforcement practice, to the Supreme Court on judicial practice, and to the Investigative Committee on investigative practice. She sent a request to Roskomnadzor "to analyze the practice of identifying and suppressing the activities of" death groups "on the Internet, TOR networks and in other information and telecommunication networks.
The deputy noted that the data obtained will be of great practical importance both in the activities of law enforcement officers and courts, and in the further development of legislation and the formation of measures for the prevention and protection of children.
“After we receive the necessary information, I propose to discuss it at the site of our expert council on improving legislation in the field of ensuring the safety of children and creating a friendly and comfortable environment for their life and development,” added Irina Yarovaya.