The State Duma approved the collection of genomic information from all suspects

The State Duma adopted in the third, final reading bill on the mandatory collection of genomic information from all suspects. Now DNA analysis is taken only from those convicted of serious and especially serious crimes, as well as any crimes against sexual integrity.

Within the framework of the law, samples will be taken from all convicts and suspects, including during administrative arrest. In addition, the Investigative Committee is empowered to conduct mandatory state genomic registration, and the functions for its implementation will be redistributed among state authorities.

The bill was submitted to the Duma in November 2020. Deputy Chairman of the Security Committee Anatoly Vyborny (United Russia) explained to Kommersant that preparations for the second reading took a long time due to the coordination of different opinions about who should collect genomic information. Second reading draft passed yesterday, January 24th. Interior Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Avdeyko considers the bill "important and long-awaited."

More about the law - in the publication "Kommersant" "Genetic for memory".

Laura Keffer

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