Latvia backs criminalisation of unauthorised service in foreign armed forces

  • 2016-08-10
  • BNS/LETA/TBT Staff
The Latvian government on Aug. 9 approved draft amendments to the Criminal Law criminalising unauthorised service in foreign countries’ armed forces and various military or security services. The ban, however, will not apply to individuals serving in the armed forces of EU and NATO member states. Under the draft amendments to the Criminal Law drawn up by the Defense Ministry, persons who violate the ban on serving with a foreign country’s armed forces, internal troops, military organisation, intelligence or security service, police, or judicial institutions wil...
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