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Kazakhstan appoints criminal liability for human cloning

Kazakhstan Materials 16 September 2011 17:33
The government of Kazakhstan intends to toughen penalties for human cloning.
Kazakhstan appoints criminal liability for human cloning

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 16/ Trend corr. E.Ostapenko/

The government of Kazakhstan intends to toughen penalties for human cloning, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported. The relevant amendments to the legislation on genetic engineering were presented by the Ministry of Education and Science in the Parliament on Friday.

"Human cloning shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of three years, with disqualification to hold certain posts or engage in certain activities for up to two years or without it," the draft law suggests.

The same act committed by a group of persons upon prior conspiracy or an organized group, or repeatedly, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of four to seven years, with disqualification to hold certain posts or engage in certain activities for up to three years or without it, the document stated.

The regulation providing these penalties will be introduced in the Criminal Code. According to the authors of the draft law, this article is included to establish criminal responsibility for violation of genetic engineering legislation.

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