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President Vladimir Putin signed this law, which was voted, and who extends the powers of the police. In Russia, there is no need for a mandate to search a vehicle and search a house.

with our correspondent in Moscow, Anissa El Jabri

So far, the police were not mandated only in the home of "suspicious" people. Except that this ranking, in Russia, was already very broad, and obtaining a formality a formality.


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Policies can now search for personal effects, "if they have reasons to have suspicions ". From now on, they are allowed to buckle, not only the crime scenes but also all mass gatherings, and finally, other areas - simply and very vaguely - defined as "dangerous" for citizens.

The law has been waiting for a year and a half, it has been a year and a half that this law, which was controversial in Russia, was waiting for the signature of President Putin. Even the very wise Russian Human Rights Commission criticized it.

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