Putin Strengthens Sanctions Against Archaeological Looters

25 Jul 2013 11:18 AM | Anonymous

Putin Strengthens Sanctions Against Archaeological Looters
25 July 2013 | Issue 5177
The Moscow Times

President Vladimir Putin has formally approved a bill imposing tougher punishments on so-called "black archeologists" found guilty of stealing archaeological artifacts, a news report said Thursday.

The law increases the maximum jail sentence for those found guilty of illegally acquiring archaeological artifacts or avoiding handing them over to the state from five to six years and raises the maximum fine applicable from 500,000 to 7 million rubles ($15,000 to $215,000).

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