Armenian Parliament Passes Bill On Tackling Bullying-Related Suicides In Military.

The Armenian parliament unanimously adopted an opposition-authored bill on introducing stricter criminal liability for inciting members of the armed forces to commit suicide.

The bill is authored by Prosperous Armenia party lawmakers Naira Zohrabyan, Vahe Enfiajyan, Shake Isayan and Arman Abovyan.

The Criminal Code will be amended with a new article defining 3-8 years imprisonment for members of the Armed Forces who will deliberately or negligently bully a fellow military serviceman into committing suicide or attempting to commit suicide. The article will foresee 5-10 years imprisonment if the crime will be committed by a superior against a subordinate, by a group of persons, or regularly against the same person, or against active duty personnel on combat shifts. 7-12 years imprisonment is defined if the crime is committed in conditions of martial law, wartime or combat.

MP Naira Zohrabyan earlier said in parliament that the suicides taking place in the military during peacetime shows that there are violations of the Code of Conduct among the personnel.

She said these issues are voiced as a public demand to subject perpetrators who incite servicemen into committing suicide to stricter punishment.

H/T ArmenPress

Get in Touch

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Articles

BREAKING NEWS: 26 Armenian Soldiers Were Killed During Battles Against Azerbaijan On September 28, Totaling 84.

Today, on September 28, Twenty-six Armenian servicemen were killed during the battles against Azerbaijan, totaling 84, per the Artsakh Ministry of Defense.

Artsakh Forces Shoot Down An Azeri Air Force Plane In Martuni.

Armenian forces shot down an Azerbaijani military plane in the Martuni region of Artsakh. The spokesman of the President of the Artsakh...

BREAKING NEWS: Artsakh Forces Block New Azeri Attack In Arax Valley, Killing 370 Azeri Soldiers, Destroying 22 Tanks.

Firefight in Mataghis-Talish direction results in 370 Azeris Killed in Action. The enemy has launched a new large-scale offensive...

Get in Touch

20,693FansLike
2,380FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Posts

BREAKING NEWS: 26 Armenian Soldiers Were Killed During Battles Against Azerbaijan On September 28, Totaling 84.

Today, on September 28, Twenty-six Armenian servicemen were killed during the battles against Azerbaijan, totaling 84, per the Artsakh Ministry of Defense.

Artsakh Forces Shoot Down An Azeri Air Force Plane In Martuni.

Armenian forces shot down an Azerbaijani military plane in the Martuni region of Artsakh. The spokesman of the President of the Artsakh...

BREAKING NEWS: Artsakh Forces Block New Azeri Attack In Arax Valley, Killing 370 Azeri Soldiers, Destroying 22 Tanks.

Firefight in Mataghis-Talish direction results in 370 Azeris Killed in Action. The enemy has launched a new large-scale offensive...

In Ninotsminda, Javakhk Armenians Are Signing Up To Go To Artsakh.

Today, on September 28, at around 12:00, the registration of volunteers to take part in the war effort to defend Artsakh have...

Azerbaijani Forces Launch A Tank Attack In South-East, Lose Ten Units Of Military Equipment.

Azerbaijani forces launch a tank attack in the south-eastern direction of the battlefield, but, were met with a stubborn resistance of the...