12:31, 5 may 2017
Milonov has proposed to equate criticism of the rabbis and priests towards extremism
“State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov plans to prepare draft amendments to the criminal code that criminalize unjustified criticism and public insults against the leadership of religious movements to extremism and encroachment on the constitutional system of government. It is reported RIA Novosti on Friday, 5 may.
“Insulting the head of the religious current — be it Christianity, Islam, Judaism, or Buddhism for millions of people is a serious offense and crime. In some cases, this malicious action may even provoke civil disobedience or unrest,” — said Milonov in an interview with the Agency.
The MP stressed that although Russia is a secular state, most residents are believers. “Public insult or slander of a priest, Rabbi, Lama or Mullah is an insult to the whole religion, not the benefit of secular society,” — said the MP.”