Russia Needs U.S.-Style Miranda Rule to Fight Police Abuse, Medvedev Says

Bloomberg reports that President Dmitry Medvedev said Russia should require police to inform suspects of their rights, similar to the U.S.’s Miranda rule, as the government develops legislation to fight corruption and protect citizens from abuse.

“While it may seem like a formality that doesn’t give you anything, nevertheless, in the end it creates a quite reasonable legal effect,” Medvedev said today at a meeting on police reform outside Moscow. “In America, they call it the Miranda right. I think we can use such a rule.”

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