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Criminal Code

(adopted on 9 July of 1999, latest amendment - 20 July 2007)

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Art. 130: Incitement to racial, national or religious hatred or discord

1. Willful actions aimed at inciting racial, national or religious hatred or discord, degradation of national honor and dignity, shall be punishable by a fine or by arrest for up to six months, or restricting the freedom for a period of up to five years, or by imprisoning for the same period of time.

2. If these actions are carried out, with the use of violence, or by a person who has made use of his/her official position, shall be punishable by imprisoning the guilty person for a period of from three up to ten years.

3. Actions, specified in parts 1 and 2 of this article, if committed by a group of persons or which entailed death or other grave consequences, shall be punishable by imprisoning the guilty person for a period of from five up to twelve years.

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