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Unofficial translation

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Criminal Code

(FBiH Official Gazette nos. 36/03, 37/03, 21/04, 69/04 and 18/05)

Published 1 August 2003

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CHAPTER 15

CRIMINAL OFFENCES AGAINST THE CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER OF THE FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Article 163

Inciting National, Racial or Religious Hatred, Discord or Hostility

(1) Whosoever publicly incites and inflames national, racial or religious hatred, discord or hostility among constituent peoples and others who live in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of between one and five years.

(2) Whosoever commits an offence under paragraph 1 above by employing duress and torture, jeopardizing the safety of any person, exposing national, ethnic or religious symbols to derision, damaging other people’s belongings, desecrating monuments or graves, shall be punished by   imprisonment for a term of between one to eight years.

(3) The aforesaid liability under paragraph 2 above shall extend to whomever commits an offence under paragraph 1 above by abuse of his official capacity, or if the offence results in riots, violence or any other serious consequence to the co-existence of the constituent peoples and others who live in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

(4) Whosoever commits an offence under paragraphs 2 above by abuse of his official capacity, or if the offence results in riots, violence or any other serious consequence to the co-existence of the constituent peoples and others who live in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of between one and ten years.

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