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Criminal code of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 16 July 1997, № of 167-I.

Amendments introduced: by the law of the RK of 9 July 1998, № 277-1; by the law of the RK of 10 July 1998, № 283-1; by the law of the RK of 16 July 1999, № 430-1; by the law of the RK of 23 July 1999, № 454-I (entry in force on 1st January 2000); by the law of the RK of 5 May 2000, № 47-II; by the law of the RK of 16 March 2001, № 163-II; by the law of the RK of 16 March 2001, № 164-II; by the law of the RK of 19 February 2002, № 295-II; by the law of the RK of 22 February 2002, № 296-II; by the law of the RK of 31 May 2002, № 327"-II; by the law of the RK of 9 August 2002, № 346-II; by the law of the RK of 21 December 2002, № 363-II; by the law of the RK of 9 July 2003, № 480-II; by the law of the RK of 25 September 2003, № 484-II; by the law of the RK of 10 March 2004, № 529-II; by the law of the RK of 9 July 2004, №-583-II; by the law of the RK of 9 December 2004, № 10-III; by the law of the RK of 8 July 2005,
№ 67-III; by the law of the RK of 8 July 2005, № 72-III; by the law of the RK of 22 November 2005, № 90-III; by the law of the RK of 16 January 2006, № OF 122-III; by the law of the RK of 31 January 2006, № 125-III; by the law of the RK of 2 March 2006, № 131-III; by the law of the RK of 5 May 2006, № 139-III; by the law of the RK of 4 July 2006, № 151-III; by the law of the RK of 7 July 2006, № 171-III; by the law of the RK of 8 January 2007, № 210-III; by the law of the RK of 28 February 2007, № 235-III; by the law of the RK of 26 March 2007, № 240-III; by the law of the RK of 15 May 2007, № 253-III; by the law of the RK of 22 May 2007, № 255-III.

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Article 164.Incitement of social, national, ancestral, racial or religious hostility

1. Intentional actions, directed toward incitement to social, national, ancestral, racial, religious hostility or dissension, toward the insult of national honor and merit, or of religious feelings of citizens, as well as propaganda of exclusiveness, superiority or inferiority of citizens on account of their relation to the religion, class, national, ancestral or racial affiliation, if these acts are performed publicly or through mass media, are punished by a fine in the size up to a thousand monthly salaries or other income of the offender during the period up to ten months, or by arrest for the period up to six months or by corrective labor for the period up to two years, or by the deprivation of freedom for the period up to five years.

2. the same actions, completed by a group of persons or repeatedly or connected with the violence or threat of violence, as well as with the use of the official position or by a leader of public association, are punished by a fine of five hundred to three thousand monthly salaries or other income of offender during the period from five months to one year, or by limitation of freedom for the period up to four years or by the deprivation of freedom for the period from two to six years with or without deprivation of the right to occupy the specific posts or to be engaged in the specific activities for the period up to three years

3. Actions, provided by the first and second parts of the present article, which entailed heavy consequences, are punished by the deprivation of freedom for the period from three to ten years, with or without the deprivation of the right to occupy the specific posts or to be engaged in the specific activity for the period up to three years.

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