Service in the armed forces of other states will be prosecuted in Latvia under criminal law

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The Latvian government approved amendments to legislation that criminalize service in the army of other states, reports RIA News message portal Baltnews.lv.



“Criminal law amendments prepared by the Ministry of Defense provide that for serving in the armed forces, internal troops, paramilitary organizations, intelligence and security services, foreign police can be imprisoned for up to four years, forced labor or a monetary fine”,
writes a resource.

The article states that the amendments do not prohibit citizens (and non-citizens) of Latvia from serving in the countries of NATO and the EU, as well as in Australia, Brazil and New Zealand.

As the resource notes, the proposed “amendments are designed to reduce the risks to Latvia’s internal security.” That is, the government fears that "Latvian citizens and non-citizens may get military experience in third countries and use it against the interests of Latvia."

At the same time, “to those who began service in foreign troops before 1 in January of 2017, new standards will apply from January 1 of 2018,” the publication says.
  • Sputnik / Igor Zarembo
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  1. +12
    10 August 2016 09: 59
    Forgot to the list where you can serve add igil and ukronatsikov ....
    1. +2
      10 August 2016 10: 10
      Quote: DIVAN SOLDIER
      Forgot to the list where you can serve add igil and ukronatsikov ....
      How did you forget? Clearly said
      the amendments do not prohibit citizens (and non-citizens) of Latvia from serving in NATO and EU countries, Australia, Brazil ..
      ... Ukraine is "tse z Europe", and ISIS ... They will be equated with the Brazilian Armed Forces, probably. After all, there, as you know, "there are many wild monkeys in the forests"
      1. +1
        10 August 2016 10: 22
        And what, many hot Latvian guys serve in the armies of foreign states?
        They have nothing to do with the campaign.
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        2. Alf
          +1
          10 August 2016 20: 43
          Quote: hirurg
          And what, many hot Latvian guys serve in the armies of foreign states?
          They have nothing to do with the campaign.

          This is not the point, but the fact that the inhabitants of sprats should not drape from the country, but serve in the local armed forces.
          Suddenly, the Putin-fascist regime will invade suddenly in an amber country, and all potential defenders at that time will be dragging the service abroad.
      2. +2
        10 August 2016 11: 33
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        (and non-citizens) of Latvia to serve in NATO and EU countries, Australia, Brazil ... Ukraine is "like Europe", and ISIS will be equated with the Brazilian Armed Forces

        Most of all, non-citizens like it, how is it? They took upon themselves the right to hte them all in this mortal world? Well, start with the pissing lawns, ahh ... no, it's NATO.
        1. +2
          10 August 2016 13: 52
          Quote: NIKNN
          Quote: Ami du peuple
          (and non-citizens) of Latvia to serve in NATO and EU countries, Australia, Brazil ... Ukraine is "like Europe", and ISIS will be equated with the Brazilian Armed Forces

          Most of all, non-citizens like it, how is it? They took upon themselves the right to hte them all in this mortal world? Well, start with the pissing lawns, ahh ... no, it's NATO.

          "Non-citizen" is a special status for 30% of the permanent Russian-speaking residents of Latvia, living in the country even before the republic gained independence in 1991. This status was introduced in order to exclude this part of the population from the political life of the country (there is no right to vote in elections), as potentially hostile to New Latvia.
          The article deals specifically with them, and not with Latvian citizens (in the sense of citizens of another country).
          By the way, in Latvia with might and main start up criminal cases and give real terms to those who fought for the LPR / DPR. There are enough guys like that, hence the new law. As a rule, this contingent has the status "NON-CITIZEN"
          1. +1
            10 August 2016 18: 32
            it is clear that they meant status people. The question is different - the Criminal Code is a very serious book. Any ambiguities / possibilities to interpret in two ways in it lead to a mess in the legal system. Therefore, if it says "not citizens of Latvia" (that is, it applies to everyone in general in the world ) is one situation, and if it says "persons with the status of" non-citizens of Latvia "", then this is a completely different situation. And both look pretty dumb for Latvia. The laws of the country cannot apply to non-citizens of the country when they are OUTSIDE its limits for activities not which is a criminal offense in the country of residence.
            True, the United States periodically wets the crusts (well, they are gifted with too much, maybe in childhood they hit their head on a safe with bucks). On the other hand, if there is precisely the status of "non-citizen" there, then they officially recognize codified segregation nationally / linguistically / socially

            St. Romualditch
            Igor - could you clarify this question (you are from there)? A very interesting legal conflict ....

            ZY Although I think that most likely they did not bother, they just zhahnul "NON-CITIZENS" and that's it ..
            1. +1
              11 August 2016 07: 24
              Quote: your1970
              On the other hand, if there is precisely the status of "non-citizen", then they officially recognize segregation nationally / linguistically / socially

              St. Romualditch
              Igor - could you clarify this question (you are from there)? A very interesting legal conflict ....

              ZY Although I think that most likely they did not bother, they just zhahnul "NON-CITIZENS" and that's it ..

              Dear Sergey (mine1970),
              The status of non-citizens was introduced on the territory of Estonia and Latvia (unique to these two countries and is not used anywhere else) immediately after independence, in connection with the untimely death of the USSR. In addition to its direct function - not to allow the least loyal (according to local authorities) part of the country's population to the elections, it is a kind of sublimation of the attitude of the ruling elite to the Soviet past. And the people who arrived at that time are a living personification of this past.
              I made this digression so that you understand what kind of matter we are talking about. This is what the policies of these countries revolve over 25 years of independence. Guiding star, so to speak.
              In legal terms, for the status of non-citizens all 250 thousand times measured and redrawn. All necessary laws are written and agreed upon, and new ones are written taking into account and under.
              All countries that are a little bit involved in this are not only informed, but, in turn, have adopted the necessary amendments to their laws. Brussels, Washington, Moscow, all three hundred times in the know, took note, and use this issue for their own purposes, in their Great Game.
              Therefore, no legal nonsense and legal conflicts.
              As for segregation ... Only one side has the moral right to give such characteristics. The remaining faces did not come out
      3. +2
        10 August 2016 12: 34
        The limotrophs in the fight against Russia reached a joke, they go to themselves in TRANSIT, for example, a serviceman of the Chinese army to Europe. And then stop !!! Not a citizen, naturally no! Serviceman, naturally yes !!! Come to jail !!
        Nonsense? Yes !! It is clear in connection with something with those people who went to LDNR to serve.
        Well, if this bothers you, make the reservation "non-citizens permanently residing in our tmutarkany country ".. Otherwise, it turns out complete nonsense - they limit the rights of non-citizens without mentioning their place of residence ..
        Tomorrow you’ll look at our whole army to institute criminal proceedings. Why? Non-citizens of the limiters? Non-citizens! Military personnel of foreign armies? That's right!
        Million criminal cases - drop dead figure for reporting, the prospect of attracting the truth is pale fool lol
        1. 0
          10 August 2016 13: 01
          reached the joke, he goes to himself in TRANSIT, for example, a soldier of the Chinese army
          He is a foreigner, and not a non-citizen at all. Joke is your speculation.
          1. 0
            10 August 2016 13: 26
            And if he is a serviceman of the Foreign Legion (there is no old one yet and there is no new one yet) or do you have few citizenship in the world? Or there are no armies where non-citizens are taken to serve? We had a military Hero of Russia without citizenship, who turned to the GDP with a request for accelerating citizenship ...
            Understand, the laws of the country can not apply to non-citizens of the country when OUTSIDE its limits
            1. 0
              11 August 2016 05: 18
              Understand, the laws of the country can not apply to non-citizens of the country when OUTSIDE its limits
              Then it’s under-translation, they mean-the so-called. permanent residents, those who are roughly speaking zapadlo (there is no other word) GET CITIZENSHIP.
  2. +2
    10 August 2016 10: 00
    That is, if a Latvian snail crawled into Lithuanian bushes, then if it is caught, will it be judged? I ask the court to broadcast live !!! wassat
  3. +6
    10 August 2016 10: 02
    Now you can transfer half of their politicians for service in a foreign army, etc. In the army of the USSR laughing
    Enjoy your stay!
    1. 0
      10 August 2016 10: 19
      intelligence services

      Or for service in the US CIA
  4. +1
    10 August 2016 10: 06
    Amendments do not prohibit Latvian citizens from serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine or fighting as mercenaries on the territory of the DPR and LPR?
    1. +1
      10 August 2016 17: 01
      service in the ranks of the Armed Forces is not prohibited, it is also possible to participate in hostilities on the side of Ukraine, as part of PMCs. You can not serve in the Russian army and in parts of the DNI and LC. These rules apply in all three Baltic territories. In Donbass, residents from all Baltic territories, with different statuses (citizens, stateless persons and third-country nationals with a residence permit in the Baltic States) and from both sides howl.
      1. 0
        11 August 2016 21: 12
        service in the ranks of the Armed Forces is not prohibited
        Ukraine is not the EU, not NATO, or even Brazil, so it seems that service is prohibited there.
  5. +2
    10 August 2016 10: 11
    In New Zealand they are waiting intently ....
    1. 0
      10 August 2016 10: 36
      Maybe in the Israel Defense Forces? But of course this, as always, will not concern them ...
  6. 0
    10 August 2016 10: 16
    and New Zealand

    Find the Baltic states? laughing They will put such people on the border, they will send muzzle signals from the NATO bloc in our direction laughing Afraid to send to jail laughing
  7. +2
    10 August 2016 10: 23
    The article states that the amendments do not prohibit citizens (and non-citizens) of Latvia from serving in the countries of NATO and the EU, as well as in Australia, Brazil and New Zealand.
    Fuh, they took the stone from the soul - for the safety of Brazil, now I am completely calm!
  8. +1
    10 August 2016 10: 30
    Well, now you can sleep soundly. Special forces can relax.
  9. +3
    10 August 2016 10: 36
    Latvian mercenaries have long been serving as mercenaries in ISIS and the national battalions of Dill, and everything is fine. But sanctions against those who fought on the side of the DPR and LPR, those in the "Motherland" will be imprisoned.
    1. 0
      10 August 2016 17: 07
      Quote: KIBL
      Latvian mercenaries have long been serving as mercenaries in ISIS and the national battalions of Dill, and everything is fine. But sanctions against those who fought on the side of the DPR and LPR, those in the "Motherland" will be imprisoned.


      Half the trouble if at home, now set a precedent, the extradition of people to Ukraine.
  10. +1
    10 August 2016 10: 37
    Damn, this is a bummer, and our Moscow Region was probably planning to rent a batch of Latvian military experts to learn at least something ... What should I do now ...? laughing
  11. 0
    10 August 2016 10: 41
    "Latvian citizens and non-citizens can gain military experience in third countries and use it against the interests of Latvia."
    And an armed gang in the form of Ukrainian national battalions, screaming for a militarized "organization", or in the ranks of ukrovoysk, also against Russia, is a "holy cause." And I have a question, on what basis are they going to judge non-citizens under this article? In my opinion, this is the case, since not a citizen, then outside of Latvia, whatever I want, I do it, since a non-citizen cannot have any obligations in relation to the same Latvia. Or is it again a twist of the European lawmaking. So you can sue all the Russian servicemen, because they are the same non-citizens of Lithuania.
  12. +1
    10 August 2016 11: 02
    The armed forces of Sprotland are of enormous strength and interest on the part of many states. Here and beingware of the flight of military specialists for a long dollar, certain laws have been passed.
    laughing laughing crying
  13. 0
    10 August 2016 12: 51
    “To persons who began serving in foreign troops before January 1, 2017, the new standards will apply from January 1, 2018,” the publication says.
    It would be logical to think, if the current Latvian citizen began serving in the SA in 1989, that is, before 1.01.2017, then from 1.01 he can be covered up. So what.

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