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Notions of terrorist and terror broadened in Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan’s parliament on Tuesday discussed the proposed amendment to the law on combating terrorism, APA reported.

 

Ziyafat Asgarov, First Vice Speaker and Chairman of the Committee on Defense, Security, and Combating Corruption, provided information about the draft amendment.

 

According to Paragraph 3 of Article 1 of the law, a terrorist is one who, directly or indirectly, takes part in a terrorist activity as an organizer, instigator, assistant, or actor, or one who masterminds a terrorist act or attempts to carry it out or assists an organized criminal group with carrying out a terrorist activity.

 
The current version of the paragraph reads that a terrorist is one who takes part in the carrying out of a terrorist activity in any way.
 

According to another amendment to Paragraph 4 of the article, a terrorist organization is a group of people who, directly or indirectly, takes part in a terrorist activity as an organizer, instigator, assistant, or actor, or one who masterminds a terrorist act or attempts to carry it out or assists an organized criminal group with carrying out a terrorist activity or considers the option of terrorism probable in its activities.

 
The current version of the paragraph reads that a terrorist organization is an organization created for the purpose of carrying out terrorist acts or considering the option of terrorism probable in carrying out its activities. If a structural unit of an organization engages in terrorist activities with the permission of the management, the organization is considered to be a terrorist organization.

 

The draft amendment was put to the vote and approved. 

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