For insulting employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be harsher to punish

Will peaceful rallies qualify as "acts of destabilization and mass riots"?

At a parliamentary meeting on Thursday, October 27, several legislative initiatives concerning the activities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs were announced. In particular, these bills provide for tougher penalties for insulting employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It is not difficult to guess that they are the response of the authorities to the frequent cases of insubordination to the requirements of law enforcement agencies, their insults and causing damage.

If the deputies support this initiative, and this is likely to be the case, then the authorities will be able to legally prosecute those responsible for insulting Interior Ministry employees.

Also, through the proposed amendments to the Criminal Code, the authorities intend to deal with those "who pay for acts of destabilization and mass riots." They also propose to punish those who receive money for participating in protests.

Recall that on July 20 of this year, amendments to the Code of Offenses entered into force in Moldova, which provide for more severe penalties for insulting a police officer and disobeying his legal requirements. Now, for insulting the honor and dignity of an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs during execution, the offender faces a fine of 500 to 1250 lei or unpaid community service for a period of 40 to 60 hours.

If aggressive citizens resist the police, they will be punished with a fine of 1,500 to 2,250 lei, community service for a period of 30 to 60 hours or 10-15 days of arrest. For disobeying the lawful request of a police officer, accompanied by violence or threats, offenders are fined from 2000 to 3000 lei, community service for a period of 40 to 70 hours or arrest for 3-5 days.

As noted in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, cases of violence and other illegal actions against department employees in the performance of their official duties undermine not only state authority, but also legally protected values, law and order, rights and legally protected interests of individuals and legal entities.

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