A Russian lawmaker has put forward a draft bill that would block those convicted of shocking and violent crimes from speaking to journalists, writing memoirs or sharing their thoughts on social media for lengthy stretches of time. RT News reports that, if passed, the rule change, which could be tacked on to sentences handed down by judges for the most serious offenses, including murder, rape, and pedophilia, would give judges the power to extend bans for up to 70 years. Organizations falling foul of the restrictions on publishing material from killers and other serious criminals would potentially face fines of at least 300,000 rubles (or about N$ 56 500) and could be ordered to suspend operations for up to six months.