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Support of Donbas militants in Latvia to be punished by prison
16:39, 29 July 2017
Support of Donbas militants in Latvia to be punished by prison

The Latvian government approved the amendments, according to which not only participation in terrorist activities, aiding terrorism or appeals to it, but also its glorification will be punished

16:39, 29 July 2017

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Those inhabitants of Latvia who sympathize separatists of Donbas, could be convicted to five years of imprisonment. This is reported by BBC Ukraine.

"The government of Latvia approved the amendments, according to which not only participation in terrorist activities, the complicity of terrorism or appeals to it, but also the glorification of terrorism, are included in the ban," the message says.

At the same time, events happened in the east of Ukraine, are sometimes classified by Latvian law enforcement agencies as terrorism.

The need for amendments to the criminal legislation of Latvia, in accordance with the Ministry of Justice, is conditioned by the requirements of the new European Parliament Directive on combating terrorism. Amendments cannot be rejected at the national level (they still have to be discussed in parliament). European directives are mandatory for the countries of the European Union.

And the adoption of this directive in the EU, in turn, took place because of "new threats", including the activation of single terrorists and those people returning to the EU from conflict zones.

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