Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a bill banning mention in the media of national suspected and convicted, according to RIA Novosti.
The relevant amendments to the head of state of his meeting today with the Council asked the legislators to support the Moscow City Duma Speaker Vladimir Platonov. According to him, the draft law provides for penalties up to locking media.
"I agree with you, the offender has no nationality: what's the difference, which ethnic group is the man who broke the rule of law?", — Said Putin.
"Therefore it is necessary that the procedures are over. I do not want to interfere, but if it (the law) comes to me in the final form, I did, of course, stand by, "- said the president.
Thus Putin drew attention to the need to respect the main principles — the inevitability and justice of punishment for a crime, regardless of the ethnicity of the perpetrator.