Azerbaijani parliament approves draft proposal criminalizing offensive online activities by fake names or profiles
- 29 November 2016
Baku. Mubariz Aslanov – APA. Azerbaijani Parliament has approved the draft proposal criminalizing offensive online activities by fake names or profiles.
Earlier, Azerbaijani Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov had submitted to the country’s parliament a draft proposal on addition of a new article (148-1) on offensive online activities by fake names or profiles to the Criminal Code.
Under the new article, offensive online activities by fake names or profiles are fined by 1,000 up to 1,5000 manats or sentenced to 360 to 480 hours of community service or two years of correctional labor or one year in prison.
In his explanation, Prosecutor General Garalov pointed out that the draft proposal aims to more effectively deal with these types of violations.
“In the time of advanced internet technologies, a number of people create fake profiles with fake names and use them to insult others. As can be seen, lack of regulations in this area and some gaps in the legislation has resulted in an increase in the number of such crimes. The adoption of this proposal will help prevent this kind of offences more efficiently,” said the prosecutor general.