Parliamentarian suggests barring foreign pedophiles from entering Russia

A bill barring pedophiles who have been subjected to criminal or administrative liability for child molestation from entering Russia for fifty years has been submitted to the State Duma.

A bill barring pedophiles who have been subjected to criminal or administrative liability for child molestation from entering Russia for fifty years has been submitted to the State Duma.

The bill, which, if adopted, will amend the federal law On the Procedures Governing Departure from and Entry into the Russian Federation, was drawn up by Alexander Sidyakin (United Russia faction).

Sidyakin suggests barring foreign citizens or stateless persons who have been subjected to administrative or criminal liability "for child molestation in Russia or outside it" from entering Russia.

The ban will also apply to people who have committed other sexual crimes against minors and/or filmed or photographed them for the purpose of producing and/or distributing pornographic materials or objects. If the law is adopted, people who have been punished for using minors for the production of pornography or other illegal sexual acts will be barred from Russia.

Sidyakin believes such people should be barred from entering Russia for fifty years from the day of the most recent decision to subject them to criminal or administrative liability.

The document proposes the creation of "a migration barrier," the author of the bill said in his explanatory note, which was attached to the document. Specifically, it will prevent the spread of sex tourism that involves minors, the parliamentarian said.

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