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Russia Is Considering Sending Repeat Paedophiles To Remote Arctic Prisons For Life

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Russia Is Considering Sending Repeat Paedophiles To Remote Arctic Prisons For Life

Russia is considering expanding its legislation around paedophilia to send a strong message to repeat offenders.

The draft law had its first reading late last month and aims to 'ramp up the criminal liability' of the shocking crime.

Under the proposed rule change, Russians who have already been convicted of paedophilia and who attack child again could be sentenced to life in prison.

These convicted criminals could also be sent to 'hard labour penal colonies in the Arctic', according to the Daily Mail, or be 'forced to work in Siberian mines'.

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Russia's state Duma chairman Vyacheslav Volodin 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."

Russia has been shocked by a recent case involving a five-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by two men, raped and killed.

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The Daily Mail reports the child 'struggled and fought back' when the men attacked her near her mother's workplace in Kostroma in the country's west. Despite trying to get away, local media states passersby didn't help her and she was taken away to the men's hostel.

Vyacheslav Volodin revealed: "One of the detained men 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."

Repeat offenders who target children under 14 are currently eligible for jail terms of 15 years to life behind bars.

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However, the proposed legislation up for debate at the moment would expand that age bracket to include anyone under the age of 18.

Life sentences could also be handed down to paedophiles who are found guilty for raping or sexually assaulting two or more children.

The state Duma chairman explained in a Telegram post according to RT: "A life sentence is a just measure to isolate the degenerates. They cannot be called humans, although they are in human form.

"We hope that this measure will protect children, families, and society as a whole from those who cause irreparable harm."

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According to TASS, a Russian news agency, said the country's Supreme Court had no objections to the draft legislation.

Authorities in Russia have revealed sex attacks on children and young people have risen 79 per cent in the past eight years.

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Topics: News, Russia

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