TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF LAST WEEK
The law on electronic military summonses was able to shake up Russian society. The new system of drafting for military service will affect at least 25 million Russians. Society's concern was caused by the exclusive right of military commissariats to impose restrictions on leaving the country, conducting real estate transactions, using a car, and much more. It is important to emphasise, that only the direct threat of going to war in Ukraine was able to break through the walls of propaganda and make society react to the adopted law.
Draft dodgers will be fought with the help of an electronic military registration database. The creation of a single electronic military registration database minimizes the possibility of dodging the draft during mobilization. The authorities are preparing for a new call-up of conscripts and, possibly, a new wave of mobilization.
They want to recruit for contracted military service immediately after school. The State Duma has adopted an amendment to the law "On Conscription and Military Service", allowing 18-year-olds to enter military service under contract immediately after completing high school. Currently, according to the law, one could become a contract soldier after completing a technical school or university, or after three months of compulsory military service.
The State Duma has passed laws reducing the period for recognizing participants of the "Special Operation" as missing or dead. The State Duma has passed a bill reducing the period for recognizing participants of the "Special Operation," including those who have signed contracts with military companies, law enforcement officers and citizens living in the "Special Operation" zone, as missing or dead to six months. Earlier, this period was two years.
Legislation regarding dissent in Russia is becoming increasingly harsh and is leading to stricter penalties. The Central District Military Court sentenced Alexei Nuriev and Roman Nasryev to 19 years in prison on charges of terrorism for setting an administrative building on fire. This sentence became a record for arson cases of administrative buildings.