Vladimir Solovyov Photo: Vladimir Fedorenko / RIA Novosti
TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov said that he considers necessary to return the death penalty for child killers and pedophiles. It is reported Ura.ru.
“I was and remain a supporter of the death penalty. Especially for crimes against children. Pedophiles and murderers, in my opinion, should be destroyed like rabid animals,” said the presenter.
While Solovyov added that with the return of the death penalty, it will be important to observe judicial proceedings, including all appeals. He also wondered whether there is in Russia a base of people who represent a danger to children.
Earlier, on the morning of October 11, Solovyov spoke in favor of returning the death penalty in his Telegram-channel, explaining that he is a “good man”.
His words were criticized in the Telegram-channel “Russian future”, the author of the post in which he suggested that the nightingales will soon receive a “flick on the nose” for their opinion. In response the presenter said that there are a channel admin “slave mentality” and again stressed that he remained a staunch supporter of the death penalty.
The reason for the statements Solovyov was the murder of 9-year-old Lisa in Saratov. The body of missing child found behind the garages of volunteers. The alleged killer was detained on the night of 11 October and admitted that he strangled the girl because he was annoyed at her rude answer.
When the suspect was taken to a local police station, residents gathered at a spontaneous rally, demanding to extradite the man. Police were forced to use lethal weapons to protect him from the mob of local residents. The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin has sent to Saratov criminalists from Central office departments to help in the investigation of the circumstances of the crime.
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