“In the Armenian army, soldiers are humiliated and brought to suicide”
Due to hazing and the army subculture, 9-10 suicides are committed every year in the Armenian army.
All those who humiliate soldiers and bring them to suicide will now face imprisonment of up to 14 years.
As transfers AZE.az, member of the PAP parliamentary faction, head of the NA Standing Committee on Human Rights Protection Naira Zohrabyan wrote about this on her Facebook page.
“The number of suicides in the army is not reduced. Due to hazing, more military personnel die each year in the armed forces than from bullets from the enemy. Due to hazing and the army subculture, 9-10 suicides are committed every year in the army. This year, 10 cases of suicide have been recorded.
Meanwhile, article 110 of the Criminal Code provides for only three years in prison. This is unfair, and our faction proposed amending the relevant article of the Criminal Code.
From now on, all those who will humiliate military personnel and bring them to suicide will face imprisonment of 6 to 12 years, and during martial law or military operations they will receive 14 years in prison.
The State Legal Affairs Commission unanimously approved our initiative, and I have no doubt that the parliament will pass this bill, ”Naira Zohrabyan emphasized.