5 Year Prison Sentence for ‘Insulting the President’

The Azerbaijani Parliament has increased the punishment for ‘discrediting the honor and dignity of the president of the country.’

The Azerbaijani Parliament has increased the punishment for ‘discrediting the honor and dignity of the president of the country.’

From now on, ‘insulting the president’ may carry a punishment of up to five years imprisonment.

Another option will be a heavy fine, increased to the amount of 1500-2000 manat. Before, the fine was 500-1000 manat.

The expression of such ideas and words on fake accounts and profiles on social media will cost the user 2000 – 3000 manat; formerly, such a punishment carried a 1000 – 1500 manat fine.

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