Who are the martyrs and their family members?
According to Article 1 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Perpetuation of the Martyr's Name and Benefits to the Martyr's Families", a martyr is a person who died for the sake of the freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan, who went missing in connection with a military operation and is considered dead in accordance with the legislation.
According to the legislation in force, the following persons are considered members of the martyr's family:
The following are considered martyrs:
Those who died as a result of tragic events in Baku city, Lankaran and Neftchala regions in January 1990;
Persons killed in the plane crash in Leninakan on December 11, 1988;
Citizens who died as a result of illegal actions or maneuvers of the Soviet Army in the period from 1988 to January 1990 in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
Civilians killed and missing as a result of Armenian aggression in the border regions with Armenia and Karabakh, as well as Armenian military provocation (attack, strike) in other areas of the country;
Military personnel killed and missing during military operations for the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
In other events determined by the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan in connection with the freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan, including military units in combat conditions during a ceasefire or internal affairs, state security and foreign intelligence agencies, as well as the Security Service of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Special Communications and Persons killed, missing and considered dead according to the court's decision during the performance of their military duties in the State Information Security Service, the State Agency for the Protection of Strategic Objects, or during the performance of tasks related to combat security;
Military servicemen who died or went missing during the performance of their duties for the protection of the state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
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