Azerbaijan to tighten penalties for kidnapping by order of foreign state or political party

Baku: An amendment is proposed to article #110 of the Criminal Code, the Parliament told APA

According to the amendment, detention, arrest or kidnapping of a person with the purpose of deprivation of lawful protection on long term under task, support or with consent of the state or political organization and subsequent denying of the fact on imprisonment of a person or refusal giving data about his attendance or place of staying – shall be punished by imprisonment from ten up to twenty years or life imprisonment.

Currently, the legislation envisages 5-10 years imprisonment for these crimes.

The project was recommended to the parliament’s plenary meeting.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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