Medvedev puts veto on amendments to law on rallies - Kremlin
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has put veto on amendments to the federal law on protests and rallies, the Kremlin said on Saturday.
Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, on October 22 adopted changes to the law on protests and rallies which stipulated tighter sanctions for violating this law. The changes prohibited those already undergoing proceedings for disorderly behavior from organizing protest rallies, RIA Novosti reported.
The president has addressed a message to the heads of the both houses of the Russian Federal Assembly - Boris Gryzlov and Sergei Mironov in which he said that amendments to the law on protests and rallies contain issues that hamper the right of the Russian citizens to hold rallies and demonstrations which is enshrined in the Russian Constitution.