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 Monday, December 4 2023 17:43
Alexandr Avanesov

Evaders of military service in RA AF get opportunity to avoid  criminal punishment by paying funds to state budget

Evaders of military service in RA AF get opportunity to avoid  criminal punishment by paying funds to state budget

ArmInfo. Hayk Sargsyan, a member of the National Assembly of Armenia from the ruling Civil  Contract faction, has developed a bill allowing evaders of military service aged 27 to 37 to avoid criminal prosecution by serving in the army or by transferring money to the state budget. The Standing  Commttee on Defense and Security of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia issued a positive conclusion on the amendments submitted by the MP to the law "On military service and the status of  military personnel".

According to Sargsyan, the project will allow citizens aged 27 to 37  years to undergo military service for a period of two years, serve 12  months and pay 2.5 million drams, serve 6 months and pay 5 million  drams, serve 1 month and pay 10 million drams and pay 15 million  drams in lieu of the entire period of military service. He believes  that the adoption of the bill will allow many citizens to return to  their homeland, and the country's armed forces will be able to be  staffed by repatriates. At the same time, the state budget will  receive additional financial resources. The funds received will be  used to solve the problems of military personnel.

In addition, according to the parliamentarian, financial and material  resources spent on identifying, prosecuting, convicting and keeping  in prison evaders who have reached 27 years of age will be saved.   Persons over the age of 27 who have received RA citizenship get the  opportunity to serve only 1 year instead of 2 years, paying 2.5  million drams to the state budget.

According to current legislation, Armenian citizens aged 27 years and  older who have not served, even if they surrender, are subject to  criminal punishment for a period of five years. The presented  document is intended to resolve this problem and, in the case of  service in the Armed Forces, to avoid criminal prosecution.

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