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CRIMINAL CODE OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

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Article 106

Slavery

(1) Slavery—the partial or full possession of rights of other person treated like a property—

shall be punished by imprisonment from 5 to 10 years.

(2) If the subject of the deeds described above is a child or it has been done with a view to trafficking it shall be punished by imprisonment from 7 to 10 years.

(3) Slave trade, i.e. forcing into slavery or treatment like a slave, slave keeping with a view to sale or exchange, disposal of a slave, any deed related to the slave trading or trafficking, as well as sexual slavery or divestment of sexual freedom through slavery, shall be punished by the imprisonment from 5 to 10 years.

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Article 108

Sexual Abuse

Violence against a person, forced prostitution, forced sterilization or other deeds related to sexual abuse shall be punished by imprisonment from 5 to 10 years or by life imprisonment.

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Article 150

Violence of a Sexual Nature

1. Pedophilia or other violence of sexual nature against a person(s) through the force or threat to apply force or availing of the disability of the victim of the crime shall be punished by imprisonment from 3 to 5 years.

2. The same offences shall be punished by imprisonment from 5 to 8 years if 2.1 committed by a group of persons, by a group of persons colluding in advance or by an organized group

2.2 the victim of the crime was infected as a result of the violence;

2.3 committed knowingly against a minor under 18;

2.4 committed with utmost atrocity

2.5 committed repeatedly

3. The same offenses shall be punished by imprisonment from 8 to 15 years if

3.1 result in death of victim by inadvertence;

3.2 result in HIV infecting or in other contagion of victim by inadvertence

3.3 committed knowingly against a child under 14.

Article 151

Force to Sexual Action

Force to sexual intercourse, pedophilia or other actions of sexual nature through the threat of property destruction, damage or embezzlement or availing of the victim’s dependence shall be punished by a fine from 500 to 1000 minimum salaries or by 2 years correctional work or by imprisonment of up to 3 years.

Article 152

Sexual Intercourse or Action with a Minor under 16

Sexual intercourse or action with a minor under 16 committed knowingly by an adult shall be punished by imposing movement restrictions up to 3 years or by imprisonment for the same term.

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Article 171

Involvement of minors in Prostitution or Bawd

1. Involvement of minors in prostitution and bawd shall be punished by imprisonment from 3 to 6 years.

2. The same offence shall be punished by imprisonment from 4 to 8 years if:

2.1 committed by force or threat of force

2.2 committed by an organized group.

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Article 173

Trade in Minors

1. Trade in minors or arrangement to give a minor to another person shall be punished by imprisonment up to 3 years.

2. The same offence shall be punished by imprisonment from 3 to 8 years if

2.1 committed repeatedly;

2.2 committed against two or more minors

2.3 committed by a group of persons colluding in advance or by an organized group;

2.4 committed by a person abusing his power or authority;

2.5 the minor is smuggled to or from Azerbaijan

2.6 committed to use the minor’s organs or spermatozoa.

3. If the offense specified in parts 1 and 2 of this article result in death of the minor by inadvertence it shall be punished by imprisonment from 8 to 10 years.

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Article 243

Involvement in Prostitution

1. Involvement in prostitution by force or threat of force, by blackmail, by destruction or damage of property, and with a view to profit or benefit shall be punished by a fine from 500 to 5,000 minimum salaries, or by correctional works from 160 to 240 hours or by imprisonment up to 3 years.

2. The same offense shall be punished by imprisonment from 3 to 6 years if:

2.1 committed against a disabled person or a person with physical or mental disorders;

2.2 committed by an organized group.

Article 244

Brothels Keeping

1. Organization, keeping of brothels, or leasing premises for brothels shall be punished by social works from 200 to 240 hours or by correctional works up to 2 years, or by imprisonment up to 3 years.

2. The same offense shall be punished by imprisonment from 3 to 6 years if:

2.1 committed repeatedly;

2.2 committed by a group of persons colluding in advance or an organized group.

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