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Criminal Code of Brcko District (excerpts) (2003)

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XVIII CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CRIMINAL OFFENCES INVOLVING TERRORISM

 

Taking Hostages
Article 197


(1) Whoever unlawfully confines, keeps confined or in some other manner deprives another
person of the freedom of movement, or restricts it in some way, or detains and threatens to kill, to
injure or to continue to detain as a hostage, with an aim to compel the Brcko District of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, to perform or to abstain from performing any act as an explicit or implicit condition for
the release of a hostage,
shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term between one and ten years.

(2) If, by the criminal offence referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, the death of the hostage is
caused, the perpetrator
shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not less than five years.

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

Terrorism
Article 198


(1) Whoever perpetrates a terrorist act with the aim of seriously intimidating the population or
compelling the authorities of the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to perform or abstain
from performing any act, or with the aim of seriously destabilising or destroying the fundamental
political, constitutional, economic or social structures or values of the Brcko District of Bosnia and
Herzegovina,
shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not less than three years.

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