Azerbaijani MP suggests reducing age limitation for military service call-up

Politics Materials 26 May 2009 14:46 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 26 / Trend A. Huseynbala /

Member of the Azerbaijani Milli Mejlis (the Parliament) suggested changing the law "Foundations of military call-up".

"Upon this change, age limitation for military call-up must be reduced from 35 to 27," MP, Umid party chairman Igbal Agazadeh said on May 26.

Upon the existing legislation, necessary number of citizens is called up for active service four times per year - from January 1-30, April, July and October upon the Azerbaijani President's decree. Citizens under 35 can be called up for active service.

Military call-up should be held twice but not four times, Agazadeh said.

"My proposal is connected with the incident recently happened in Azerbaijani army. I suggest conducting close meeting on similar army and army dislocation cases in the Milli Mejlis," Agazadeh said.

Criminal case on premeditated murder was filed in accordance with the fact of murder of militants in ordnance yard on May 23 at 11:00.

Initially criminal case on the articles of the Criminal Code - 120.2.4 (premeditated murder committed with brutality or generally dangerous method) and 120.2.7 (premeditated murder of two or more people), Gazakh military prosecution told Trend on May 26.

During the investigation the criminal code can be changed for other articles, the prosecution said. 

Soldier Orhan Safarov fired from gun and killed soldiers Talekh Khidayatov, Ramin Atashov, Shakhriyar Hasanov and injured Punkhan Hasanov and Mustafa Sayfulov in training-center N military unit of the Defence Ministry near Seyfali village of Shamkir region, the Interior Ministry's press-service told Trend . One of injured soldiers died. 

Safarov was detained. Preliminary investigation is being held by military prosecution.

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