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Putin signs a law banning those involved in the activities of extremist organizations from running in the elections

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law prohibiting people involved in the activities of extremist organizations from running in elections at any level.

Russia Today channel stated that according to the law, leaders and founders of terrorist and extremist organizations will not be able to run for a period of 5 years from the date of the enforcement of a judicial decision to ban or dissolve these organizations, as for the rest of their affiliates and those involved in their work, they are prohibited from running for a period of 3 years.

She indicated that these restrictions apply to persons who occupied leadership positions in the organization and its branches during

For 3 years before it was classified as extremist by a judicial decision, and the members of the organization and those involved in its work, who participated in its activities during the year before the decision to ban the organization.

It clarified that the conditions for what is considered involvement in the activity of extremist organizations include, publishing data (including via the Internet) in support of the organization or any event it holds, transferring funds to finance the organization or any event for it, and providing organizational, methodological, advisory and material assistance to an organization or any single event for it.

Excluded from the law's restrictions are persons who assisted an organization prior to its designation as extremist, and who could not have known that the organization was carrying out extremist activities, as well as those whose assistance to such an organization was not linked to extremism.