SABOTAGE “ON LEGAL GROUNDS”: AZERBAIJAN TO FORM FRONTLINE PATROL UNITS
September 25, 2014 – 12:21 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Azeri President Ilham Aliyev ordered to initiate
security measures at the front line between the Azerbaijani and
Armenian armed forces, Abc.az reported.
The President sanctioned measures to prevent information leakage in
mass media and web resources on dislocation and purpose of facilities
of special importance to national security.
Sanctioned measures include strengthening of defense at the territories
bordering the front line and forming of voluntary patrol units in
the frontline zone.
The move might be Baku’s attempt to justify deployment of so-called
civilians at the line of contact at the Karabakh-Azei border.
The Cabinet of Ministers has been assigned to prepare a new version of
the martial law within three months. The new version should take into
account specific features of security regime in the frontline zone.
Proposals on tightening liability for dissemination of secret
information should be submitted within a month term. The same period
of time has been provided for the Ministry of Defense to approve the
order of coordination of journalists’ accreditation for their work
and business trips to the front zone.
Usually, Azer serviceman taken hostage by Armenian side and returned
to Baku are sentenced to a jail term of up to 15 years for divulgence
of a military secret, with no consideration of circumstances, including
their rank or the extent of their awareness.
The President’s Administration has been assigned to organize
explanatory work among residents of settlements in the front zone
regarding impermissibility of dissemination of information on armed
forces dislocation, military and political situation. Special courses
should be held for the Press Service employees.