People must be educated to prevent anonymous terrorism calls: Azerbaijani experts
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 20 / Trend , K. Zarbalieyeva/
Azerbaijani experts say more measures must be taken to educate people in an effort to prevent false anonymous calls about an act of terrorism. They say the public must help law enforcement agencies to fight this problem.
Lawyer and former police officer Isakhan Ashurov said to Trend that the law enforcement agencies must address the public given recent serious concerns.
"This is not only job of law enforcement agencies. This is also a matter of culture and education," Ashurov said.
The expert said majority of anonymous calls are made by underage people. "The parents must be told that such actions causes concern and fear in society and public condemns those who do it," he said.
Human rights activist and Democracy and Human Rights Committee Chairman Chingiz Ganizade said state-owned and private channel must educate people about it.
"The programs of specialists, representatives of law enforcement agencies and experts must be broadcast twice or thrice a week and people must be educated. If such facts occur many times, law enforcement agencies will be indifferent to it and a bad incident can happen as a result," Ganizade told Trend .
Ganizade said the people must be educated how to act in such cases.
He said he will address governmental agencies on behalf of his committee to organize education of people.
Both experts say false terrorism information creates criminal liability and severe punishment.
"Those who commit this action must know that they will be held accountable and arrested," the experts said.
The Interior Ministry press service said 14 facts of false anonymous calls about terror have occurred since early January. Fifty percent of those who made false telephone calls have been identified.Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at [email protected]