The Federation Council has approved the law on the establishment of the concept of child pornography

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MOSCOW, 15 Nov The Federation Council approved on Wednesday at a meeting of the law, enshrining the concept of child pornography and transmitting the Investigative Committee of the investigation of such crimes.

© Photo: official account of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation “Vkontakte”, the state Duma passed the Investigative Committee of the case on “child pornography,”the head of the Duma Committee on family, women and children Olga Epifanova said earlier that is still in the Russian legislation does not define what materials or items depicting or describing the genitals of minors are not pornography — as a result, a growing number of illegal manufacturing of and trafficking in child pornography.

A new law amending article 242.1 of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation, establishes that the materials with pornographic images of minors refers to materials and items containing any depiction or description of sex: fully or partially naked genitals of minors; minors who commit or simulate sexual intercourse or other sexual acts; sexual intercourse or other actions of a sexual nature committed against minors or with his participation. Child pornography will be considered and the depiction or description of adult representing the child, commit or simulate sexual intercourse.

At the same time it clarifies that “child pornography” is not considered to be materials that contain the depiction or description of sexual organs of minors, if they have historical, artistic or cultural value, or intended for use in scientific or medical purposes or educational activities.

The law also transfers the investigation of cases related to the production and trafficking of child pornography, the Investigative Committee of Russia.

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