Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 11 / Trend I. Izzet /
There is a need for strengthening the discipline in Azerbaijani army, the First Vice-Speaker of Milli Majlis (Parliament) Ziyafat Asgarov told Trend on Friday, expressing attitude to the death of Jeyhun Gubadov, a soldier in Dashkesen region military unit of the Ministry of Defence.
"The tragic death of every soldier is a big loss for us," Askerov said and expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased.
Criminal proceedings and investigation are underway in connection with the incident, Askerov said.
"The investigation will determine who is guilty and who is not. This issue is under serious control of parliament. At this point, any statements may be interpreted as pressure over the investigation. I believe, the investigation will be carried out objectively and there should be no doubt concerning this matter. The investigation on this matter is taken under special control, and the public will be informed upon completion of the objective investigation," the first deputy speaker said.
According to him, toughening of the punishment for prevention of criminal offenses in army is not expected. Alongside, he believes that in order to avoid a repetition of such cases, more control should be placed over military service.
"The Criminal Code provides sufficient punishment for these actions. I don't think any changes are to be introduced to the Criminal Code or other legislation acts. But there is a need for strengthening control over matters of discipline in army, as well as strengthening control over relations among the soldiers and between the soldiers and the officers," Askerov said.
Jeyhun Gubadov born in 1994, was called up for military service in the Absheron region. Few days ago he died in a military unit stationed in Dashkesan area.
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