The Charter

Article One: Freedom from Imprisonment

The state may not, under any circumstances, arbitrarily imprison any man, woman or child, without due cause, and the arrested may only be punished as required by the laws of the land, and any crime of violence committed against an accused will be treated as though it was committed to an innocent, as the only punishments can be administered through the laws, and any administered outside of it shall be considered a Crime

Article Two: Freedom from Property

No Living Human Shall ever be considered the property of another in the Lands of Russia. Kholopstvo (Debt Servitude) may not be transferred from parent to child, nor may it be from sibling to sibling, or to any relative, or friend. Any contract signed to pay debts must only concern the ownership and properties of the debtor, and the family may not be punished for the crimes of one of its members, only the offending person may receive justice

Article Three: The Right of a Trial

Any man accused of a Crime has the right to a fair trial before a judge, and may appoint a council better vested in the laws than he is to represent him. The Accused has the right to question the witnesses of the Accuser, and has the right to know the identity of the Accuser

Article Four: The Right to Private Ownership of Property

Every citizen of any member state has the right to own private property, and this property cannot be seized arbitrarily or without due cause because of the wishes of a person, as this is equal to theft.

Article Five: Freedom to Worship

The People may not be killed, torture, or otherwise persecuted based solely on their religious beliefs while in The Pskov Republic. However, this does not prohibit taxation of religious minorities residing within the territory of Pskov.

Article Six: Freedom of Opinion

The State may not, under any circumstances, imprison, kill or coerce any man, woman or child, based their views and political opinions. Speaking up against the actions of those in power is not only allowed but the sacred duty of citizens that perceive injustice and wrongs in society and governance and a cornerstone of the Veche and election and dismissal of the Knyaz of Pskov, and may never be taken away, as our civilization survived on this principle. As such no ideology or way of thinking may ever be outlawed in the nation of Pskov. Dissent is the sacred right of each citizen and visitor

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