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Unofficial translation

Criminal Code of the Brcko District

(Brcko District Official Gazette nos.10/03, 45/04 and 6/05)

Published 1 July 2003

(excerpts, emphasis added)

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CHAPTER 15

CRIMINAL OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE

Inducing National, Racial or Religious Hatred, Discord or Hostility

Article 160

(1) A person who publicly incites or fans national, racial or religious hatred, discord or hostility between constitutional nations and other residents of the Brcko District,

shall be sentenced to prison from one to five years.

(2) If the criminal offence referred to in Paragraph 1 of this Article has been committed by coercion, molestation, jeopardizing of safety, exposing to derision of national, ethnic or religious symbols, damaging belongings of another, desecrating monuments, memorials or graves, the perpetrator

shall be sentenced to prison from one to eight years.

(3) A person who commits the criminal offence referred to in paragraph 1 of this Code through the abuse of his position or authority or if these offences resulted in disorder, violence, or other grave consequences for the joint life of constitutional nations and others living in the Brcko District, shall be punished by the sentence referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article,

shall be sentenced to prison from one to ten years.

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