DUMA WON’T CHANGE IMMUNITY PROVISIONS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 42
Because some 334of its members could face criminal charges–up to and includingmurder–if parliamentary immunity standards were changed, theDuma has refused to pass legislation that would force deputiesto be responsible for their actions, Argumenty i fakty (no.25) reported. The vote to change immunity protections garneredonly 57 votes, the weekly said. Consequently, "Russian-styleparliamentary immunity may result in our legislatures being occupiedby crime bosses and gangsters," it concluded.
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