POLITICS

Senators voted for an increase of fines for war grave profanations

Putting out or restarting the fire of the votive light at the Unknown Soldier’s Grave without the approval of the Government are sanctioned with a fine of RON 2,000 – 3,000, according to a law adopted on Monday by the Senate plenum, in unanimity.
The draft law also stipulates that placing at the Unknown Soldier’s Grave other objects than flowers, flower arrangements or other objects worthy of praising the memory of the ones mentioned at article no. 2 – 4 in the Law no. 379 / 2003, regarding the regime of commemorative war graves and masterpieces are sanctioned, according to the draft law modifying Law no. 397/2003, with a fine of RON 500 to 1,000.
According to the exposition of reasons, the National Office for the Cult of Heroes discovered after multiple control sessions that the juridical legal of these necropolises is not respected, and the cases of profanation of war heroes’ wars are numerous, thus demanding the change of Law no. 379 / 2003 on the regime of graves and commemorative war works, by increasing sanctions.
According to the draft law adopted by the Senate, introducing animals in war graveyards for pasture or shelter is an offence and is punishable by fine from RON 5,000 to 10,000, and so is moving commemorative war monuments without legal approvals, further building, modification, restoration or any other intervention upon them.
Burying deceased persons, other than the ones stipulated by the discussed law in areas destined for war monuments or in areas protecting them is punishable by fine from RON 7,000 to 10,000 and forcing the offenders to pay expenses for restoring commemorative war monuments to their initial condition.

The draft law also stipulates that placing and building new commemorative monuments, crosses or any other constructions on the space destined for war graves or in their area of protection without the approval of the National Office for the Cult of Heroes is punishable by a fine from RON 7,000 to 10,000.

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