In the second reading, the Saeima today supported the amendments submitted by the members of the National Union (NA), which envisage punishment for showing open disrespect or hooliganism near Latvian soldiers’ memorials.
The proposal for changes to the Law on Administrative Penalties for violations in the field of administration, public order and the use of the state language was submitted by NA MPs Artūrs Butāns, Jurģis Klotiņš, Raivis Dzintars, Edvīns Šņore and Edmunds Teirumnieks.
The law stipulates that for hooliganism at the Latvian Occupation Museum, memorial places and monuments of soldiers or victims of genocide, a fine of between 280 and 1400 euros shall be applied to a natural person.
Deputy Butāns explained that the norm is necessary, also taking into account the cases in recent months, when both the branch of the Museum of Occupation or “Corner House”, as well as the memorial places of soldiers in Lesten, Tukum district and Daugavpils side have been attacked or overturned.
The politician expressed his readiness to support the legal clarification of the norm, seeing them in the final reading.
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