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Criminal Code of Republika Srpska (2003) (excerpts)

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Terrorism
Article 299


(1) Whoever perpetrates an act of terrorism with the intention of seriously intimidating population or
compelling the authorities of Republika Srpska to perform, or to abstain from performing any act,
or with the aim of seriously destabilizing or destroying the fundamental political, constitutional,
economic or social structures of Republika Srpska,
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not less than three years.

(2) If the death of one or several persons occurred as a result of the offence referred to in
Paragraph 1 of this Article , the perpetrator
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not less than five years.

(3) If, in the course of the perpetration of the offence referred to in Paragraph 1 of this Article , the
perpetrator intentionally deprives another person of his life,
he shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not less than ten years or long-term
imprisonment.

(4) “An act of terrorism”, for the purpose of this Article ,shall be understood to mean one of the
following intentional acts which, given its nature or its context, may cause serious damage to the
State or international organization:
1) An attack against a person’s life, which may cause death;
2) An attack against the physical integrity of a person;
3) Any unlawful confinement, keeping confined or in some other way depriving another of his
liberty, or restricting his freedom of movement, with the intention of compelling him or
some other person to perform or refrain from performing any act, or to suffer (abduction) or
taking hostages,
4) Causing serious damage to the facilities of Republika Srpska, public facilities, transport
system, infrastructure facilities, including any information system, a fixed platform located
on the continental shelf, a public place or private property whose damage is likely to
endanger human lives or result in major economic loss;
5) Hi-jacking of aircraft, ships or other means of public transport or freight carriage;
6) Manufacture, possession, acquisition, transport, supply, use of, or training for the use of,
weapons, explosives, nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or radioactive material,
including research and development of biological and chemical weapons or radioactive
material;
7) Releasing dangerous substances, or causing fire, explosion or floods, with the aim to
endanger human life;
8) Interfering with or disrupting the supply of water, power or any other fundamental natural
resources with the aim to endanger human life;
9) Threatening to perpetrate any of the acts referred to in items 1) through 8) of this
Paragraph.

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Funding the Terrorist Activities
Article 301


(1) Whoever, by any means, directly or indirectly, provides or collects funds with an intention that
they should be used, or knowing that they are to be used, in full or in part, to perpetrate:

1) The offence referred to in Articles 299 (Terrorism) and 300 (Taking Hostages) of this Code;
2) any other offense that might cause a death or serious bodily injury to a civilian, or to any
other person not taking an active part in any hostilities during armed conflict, where the
purpose of such act, by its very nature or context, is to intimidate a population, or to compel
the authorities of Republika Srpska to perform or to abstain from performing any act,
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term between one and ten years.

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