Azerbaijanis involved in terrorist acts to lose citizenship

Baku: Azerbaijani parliament has today discussed the draft law on amendments to the law “On Citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic”.

Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Legal Policy and State Building, Ali Huseynli gave information about the draft law.

The draft law is meant to make annexes (3-1 and 3-2) to Article 18 on loss of citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan. With the latest amendments, involvement in terrorist acts and an attempt to change the constitutional structure of the Republic of Azerbaijan by force, involvement in extremist religious activities or military trainings in a foreign country under the guise of spiritual education, promotion of religious sectarianism or participation in sectarian conflicts in a foreign country under the guise of religious duties as well as recruiting others or creating armed groups for such a cause, will result in loss of Azerbaijani citizenship.

MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev said that according to article #53 of the Constitution, no one can be deprived of citizenship and the draft should be removed from the discussion.

Vice-speaker Ziyafat Asgarov said that according to article #53 of the Constitution, no one can be deprived of citizenship in any way: “The matter is not about the deprivation of citizenship. Article #18 of the law “On Citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic” doesn’t cover the deprivation of citizenship, but losing citizenship.”

Huseynli also noted that the matter is not about deprivation of citizenship, but losing citizenship.

The draft law was put up for voting and adopted.

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY