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Under new proposed legislation in the Russian parliament child rapists could see themselves spending the rest of their lives working hard labour in the Arctic circle.
Now, according to the Mail Online, the country is determined to toughen its laws against child abuse and those who are convicted of a repeat abuse of child should face automatic life in prison in harsh Arctic prisons and could be forced to take part in hard labour in Siberian mines.
The move to introduce this new legislation comes after five-year-old Veronika Nikolayeva was kidnapped while playing near her mother’s workplace in Kostrom.
A video showed how she was grabbed by two men. The girl tried to fight back but no-one came to her aid and the men took her back to their hostel. Her body was found there later on, kept in a duffle bag, and the suspects were named as Denis Gerasimov, 44, and Vadim Belyakov, 24. The little girl’s body was found in a duffle bag in the hostel. She had been raped before being murdered.
Parliamentary speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, a staunch ally of President Putin, has said rapists “cannot be called human”, speaking out about how one of the detained men had turned out to be a formerly convicted paedophile.
“Let’s do everything for the law on life sentences for paedophiles to be adopted in January,” he said. “Those convicted for such crimes should serve life sentences in the harshest conditions – in the extreme north (of Russia) or in mines. These b******s should undergo the hardest labour, so they remember the crimes they committed every day – and regret them.”
Local news are said to have reported that a local mob gathered by the hostel, demanding that the suspects be handed over so that they could lynch them.
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