Azerbaijan extends term of imprisonment for espionage

Baku: Azerbaijan is tightening punishments for espionage, extending the term of imprisonment.

The Parliament told APA that a related amendment is proposed to the article #276 of the Criminal Code.

According to the amendment, transfer, as well as kidnapping, collecting or storage with the purpose of transfer to the foreign state, foreign organization or their representatives of a data which are a state secrets, and also transfer, kidnapping with a purpose of transfer or collecting by orders of special services of the foreign states of other data for their use to detriment safety of the Azerbaijan Republic, if espionage is committed by a foreigner or person without citizenship is punished by imprisonment for the term from 10 years.

This term is currently 7 years.

The project has been recommended to the Parliament’s plenary meeting.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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