Azerbaijan tightens punishment for sea robbery

Baku: The acts committed by organized group or criminal community (organization) entailed on imprudence death of a victim or other heavy consequences are punished by the tightened punishments.

The Parliament told APA that amendments is proposed to be made to the article #219.1.3 of the Criminal Code.

According to amendment, sea robbery committed by group organized or criminal community (organization) entailed on imprudence entailed to death of a victim or other heavy consequences, is punished by imprisonment for the term from 20 years to life imprisonment.

The current punishment for this crime is imprisonment for the term from 12 years up to 15 years.

The draft law was recommended to the Parliament’s plenary meeting and will be discussed on May 30.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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