On June 9, 2012, the State Duma approved amendments to the Federal Law “On Assemblies, Rallies, Demonstrations, Processions and Picketing”. It provides for an increase in the amount of fines for violations of the rules for holding public events for organizers and participants. A different degree of responsibility is provided for in the law for citizens, officials and legal entities, whose actions or inaction have led to these violations.
The authorities can now fine for rallies those who obstructed or, on the contrary, forced them to do so. An individual accused of this will pay a fine from 10 to 20, an official - from 30 to 50 thousand rubles.
In the event that a violation of the rules for holding meetings and rallies by the organizers was recorded, but it did not cause damage to property or harm to the health of participants, the fine will be minimal. A citizen will have to pay from 10 to 20 thousand rubles or work 40 hours in forced labor. An official will be fined from 15 to 30, a legal entity - from 50 to 100 thousand rubles.
A meeting held without prior notification to the authorities will also be considered a violation. The fine for citizen organizers will be 20-30 thousand rubles or 50 hours of forced labor. For an official, the amount for this violation will be 20-40 thousand rubles, for an organization - 70-200 thousand rubles.
When the riots at the rally cause damage to property, the amount of the fine will increase and for an individual will be from 100 to 200 thousand rubles, which can be replaced by compulsory forced labor for up to 150 hours. Officials will have to pay from 200 to 400 thousand, legal - from 350 to 700 thousand rubles.
The maximum punishment for the organizers of the rally will follow when harm is caused to someone's health. The amount of fines is very serious - a citizen will have to pay from 150 to 300 thousand rubles or work forcibly 200 hours. Officials involved in such a violation will be fined from 300 to 600 thousand rubles, legal entities - from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles.
For citizens - participants of the rally, whose guilt in violation of the rules for holding rallies will be proven in court, penalties from 10 to 20 thousand rubles are provided, which can be replaced by compulsory work for a period of up to 40 hours. In cases where harm was caused to human health or property, fines from 150 to 300 thousand rubles or forced labor for up to 200 hours will follow.
You can be arrested for 15 days if the rally is held in the immediate vicinity of a dangerous facility, such as a nuclear power plant. In this case, there will be a threat to the safety of the population and the environment, which will exacerbate your guilt. If you are not arrested, you will be fined from 150 thousand to 300 thousand rubles.