Azerbaijani parliament to discuss amendments providing punishment for attempts to impede operations against religious extremism
- 13 October 2016
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. The Azerbaijani Parliament’s Committee on legal policy and state building and Committee on public associations and religious organizations held a joint meeting on Thursday.
At the meeting, a new Article 517-1 was proposed to be annexed to the Code of Administrative Offences of Azerbaijan.
According to the article, the persons who breach the legal requirements during special operations against religious extremism, impede the entry and exit in the area of operation, disobey the requirements of transfer if needed, obstruct the inspection of vehicles, refuse to permit inspection and commit other acts.
Individuals will be fined from AZN 50 up to 80 for the acts to temporarily restrict of prohibit the movement of pedestrians in the area of the special operation, impede vehicles and pedestrians not to be allowed to specific areas. Those persons, taking into account the cases and identity of them, will be imprisoned for up to 15 days when the penalty is not enough. Officials will be fined from AZN 450 up to 600, legal persons from AZN 2000 up to 3000.
The same penalties will apply to persons for being in streets and other public places at a particular time of the day without having their ID cards on them at the site of special operation against religious extremism.
Under the article, the same penalties have to apply in case of any attempt made to prevent the checking of individuals, their items, vehicles and items inside them during entry to and exit from sites of operation against religious extremism.
The same penalties will also apply in case of any attempt aimed at preventing the search of individuals’ houses, plots of land, vehicles, and even territories, buildings, and vehicles owned by legal entities regardless of forms of ownership.
It is also noted that the purchase and sale of remote control UAVs without the permit of a concerned executive authority will result in the seizure of the UAV, and owner will be fined AZN 150 to AZN300.
The amendment was recommended for the parliament’s plenary meeting