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Criminal Code of the Republic of Bulgaria 

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Article 108a
(1) (Amended, SG No. 33/2011, effective 27.05.2011, supplemented, SG No. 74/2015)
Anyone who commits a crime under Articles 115, 128, 142, 143, 143a, 216(1) and (5), 319b -
319d, 326, 330, 333, 334, 337, 339, 340, 341a, 341b, 344, 347(1), 348, 349, 350, 352(1), (2) and
(3), 354, 356f or 356h for the purpose of causing disturbance/fear among the population or
threatening/forcing a competent authority, a member of the public or a representative of a foreign
state or international organization to perform or omit part of his/her duties, shall be punishable
for terrorism by imprisonment from five to fifteen years; and where death has been caused, the
punishment shall be imprisonment from fifteen to thirty years, life imprisonment or life
imprisonment without a chance of commuting.
(2) (Amended, SG No. 33/2011, effective 27.05.2011, SG No. 74/2015) Anyone who,
regardless of the mode of operation, directly or indirectly collects or provides financial or other
means, while knowing or assuming that they will be used entirely or partially:
1. for committing a crime under Paragraph 1;
2. by an organization or group which pursues the goal of committing a crime under
Paragraph 1 or 3;
3. by a person who has committed a crime under Paragraph 1,
shall be punished by imprisonment from three to twelve years.
(3) (New, SG No. 33/2011, effective 27.05.2011) Anyone who recruits or trains individuals
or groups of people for the purpose of committing a crime under Paragraph 1 shall be punishable
by imprisonment from two to ten years.
(4) (New, SG No. 74/2015) Anyone who is being trained for the purpose of committing a
crime under Paragraph 1 shall be punished by imprisonment for up to eight years.
(5) (New, SG No. 74/2015) The persons under Paragraph 4 shall not be punished if they
voluntarily turn themselves in to the authorities, before committing the crime under Paragraph 1.
(6) (New, SG No. 74/2015) A Bulgarian national who leaves Bulgaria across its border for
the purpose of getting involved in a crime under Paragraphs 1 - 4, including any crime against
another country, shall be punished by imprisonment for up to ten years.
(7) (New, SG No. 74/2015) The punishment under Paragraph 6 shall also be imposed on
any foreign national who - for the purpose of getting involved in a crime under Paragraphs 1 - 4,
including any crime against another country - enters Bulgaria across its border or illegally resides
in it.
(8) (Renumbered from Paragraph 3, SG No. 33/2011, effective 27.05.2011, renumbered
from Paragraph 4, SG No. 74/2015) The object of the crime under Paragraph 2 above shall be
confiscated to the benefit of the State, and where this object may not be found or has been
expropriated, payment of its equivalent sum in cash shall be ruled.

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