Russia’s Supreme Court has formally endorsed an idea of Yevgeny Tarlo, a member of the Federation Council of Tambov Oblast , who suggested to send pedophiles to an isolated reservation after their release from prison. Now the bill will be brought by the senator to the State Duma.
Tarlo had prepared the document over the summer, but decided to check with the Supreme Court to make sure that the whole idea will not violate the rights of citizens, leading to litigation.
“The concept of a bill aimed at strengthening the protection of sexual privacy of minors is generally supported,” – is the official response of the Supreme Court.
Tarlo’s idea is to separate pedophiles from society for life. According to the bill, after being released from prison rapists will have to live in special colonies-settlements – a total of 10 such reservations to be built across Russia.
- This is not exile, they will be able to be with their families, friends, – emphasizes Tarlo. – But they will be under supervision, will have to constantly register themselves and will not be able to commit the repeat offenses and get lost in a big city. It is the offender and not the victim who must bear the consequences. It often happens that victims are children from disadvantaged families. They can’t afford to move to another location. Every subsequent meeting with the molester living down the street – would traumatize the child.
The reservations will be within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Penitentiary Service. Actually, there are already dozens of different regional settlement colonies in which people who have committed less serious crime live and work.
- We must carefully track all cases, using the mental health experts. Since coaches and teachers are often accidentally accused of such crimes, – he said.
The forensic psychiatrist Mikhail Vinogradov supports the creation of separate reservations for such criminals.
- You know, a thief or a murderer can be corrected in prison. But the man who committed a sexual crime – that’s a one hundred percent relapse, – he said.
The senator Igor Chernyshev strongly disagrees with this bill saying that such decisions should be made by medical experts and not politicians.
- We are, as always, in a hurry. We need to instruct the Ministry of Health to investigate this topic. Maybe people after sterilization will take a weapon and start killing, because they can not get satisfaction any other way. Or maybe not. Besides, reservations must be guarded. We already have half of the country in prison, and another half guarding them, – said Chernyshev.
The head of the Moscow Collegiate of Lawyers Andrei Knyazev says that the removal of pedophiles from society will destroy the social unity of the country.
- There may be crimes in small towns, nothing will stop them. We already have quite stringent punishment for pedophiles, – Knyazev said.
The blogger Anna Levchenko, who is engaged in the fight against pedophilia, said that it would be better for Russia to adopt the practices of other countries.
- In the U.S. pedophiles have electronic bracelet on the leg. Police constantly see where they are. If they approach a children’s institution closer than 500 meters, the suspended sentence can be revoked and they would return to prison or pay the fine, – she explains.
According to the Investigative Committee, 401 cases of child rape (under the age of 14) were registered in January-October 2012, not to mention an additional 1315 accusations; three of the children were killed as a result of violent sexual acts.
Comments of Russian netizens
Roman Nairski: Why spending public money to protect the villain in special settlement? Just castrate him after the prison and let him live where he wants.Зачем тратить казенные деньги на охрану мерзавца в спецгородке? После тюряги кастрировать и пусть живет где хочет.
Иван Иванов (replying to the above): On the one hand we’ll spend money, but on the other – they will have to work in that town for a salary well below the average.С одной стороны тратить деньги, а с другой – они вынуждены будут работать в этом городке за зарплату значительно ниже средней.
antonina trutneva: The variant with electronic bracelets, suggested by blogger, is not appropriate for our reality. Children will be held hostages in children’s institutions or have nanny till the age of sixteen? And what about village children? Each village will have to install the expensive equipment and also hire someone to track the signal. Again the children of poor parents will be left without protection.Вариант с электронными браслетами, предложенный блогером, совершенно не подходит для нашей действительности. Получается, что дети должны быть заложниками детских учреждений или иметь по няньке лет до шестнадцати? А как быть деревенским детям? В каждой деревне надо будет устанавливать дорогостоящую аппаратуру для отслеживания сигнала, да ещё в придачу и человека нанимать для отслеживания сигнала. Снова дети малообеспеченных родителей останутся без защиты.
Александр Охотин: “The head of the Moscow Collegiate of Lawyers Andrei Knyazev says that the removal of pedophiles from society will destroy the social unity of the country.” I am so touched by this statement. Well, lawyer is always a lawyer. The social unity of the country is impossible without pedophiles? That is, pedophiles are necessary for society? That’s a real insanity.‘Глава Московской коллегии адвокатов Андрей Князев говорит, что отстранение педофилов от общества разрушит социальную общность страны.’ Просто умиляет это заявление. В общем, адвокат – он и есть адвакат. Социальная общность страны без педофилов невозможна? То есть педофилы неоходимы общества? Вот уж маразм, так маразм.
Михаил Овчинников: The only thing that can stop mass rapes is the tightening of the Criminal Code, up to death penalty. In Soviet times, every rape was announced by media, as well as the place and date of the execution enforcement. Castrated pedophile may retaliate for what was done to him. He will just kill.Единственное, что может остановить массовость изнасилований это ужесточение Уголовного Кодекса, вплоть до расстрела. В Советское время каждое изнасилование извещалось во всем СМИ, а также место и дату приведённого в исполнение приговора. Кастрированный педофил может мстить, за то что с ним совершили. И будет просто убивать.
Конрад Карлович Михельсон: Almost all male teachers went through the charges of pedophilia from weak students seeking to improve their grades during face-to-face meeting with the teacher.практически все учителя-мужчины прошли через обвинения в педофилии, исходящие от двоечниц, стремящихся исправить двойку наедине с учителем.