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PENAL CODE

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Division 3
Offences against State Power
[RT I 2007, 16, 77 - entry into force 01.01.2008]


§ 237. Acts of terrorism
[RT I 2007, 13, 69 - entry into force 15.03.2007]
(1) Commission of a criminal offence against international security, against the person or the environment while
posing a threat to life or health, against foreign states or international organisations, or of a criminal offence
dangerous to the public, or manufacture, distribution or use of prohibited weapons, illegal seizure, damaging or
destruction of property to a significant extent, or interference with computer data or hindrance of functioning
of computer systems as well as threatening with commission of such acts, if committed with the purpose of
forcing the state or an international organisation to perform an act or omission, or seriously interfering with or
destroying the political, constitutional, economic or social structure of the state, or seriously interfering with or
destroying the operation of an international organisation, or seriously terrorising the population,
is punishable by five to twenty years’ imprisonment or life imprisonment.
[RT I 2009, 19, 114 - entry into force 06.04.2009]
(2) The same act, if committed by a legal entity,
is punishable by a pecuniary punishment.
[RT I, 12.07.2014, 1 - entry into force 01.01.2015]
(3) For the criminal offence provided for in this section, the court may impose extended confiscation of assets
or property acquired by the criminal offence pursuant to the provisions of § 832
of this Code.
[RT I 2007, 2, 7 - entry into force 01.02.2007]


§ 2371. Terrorist organisation
(1) Membership in a permanent organisation consisting of three or more persons who share a distribution of
tasks and whose activities are directed at the commission of a criminal offence provided in § 237 of this Code as
well as forming, directing or recruiting members to such organisation,
is punishable by five to fifteen years’ imprisonment or life imprisonment.
(2) The same act, if committed by a legal person,
is punishable by a pecuniary punishment.
[RT I, 12.07.2014, 1 - entry into force 01.01.2015]
(3) For the criminal offence provided for in this section, the court may impose extended confiscation of assets
or property acquired by the criminal offence pursuant to the provisions of § 832
of this Code.
[RT I, 31.12.2016, 2 - entry into force 10.01.2017]


§ 2372. Preparation of and incitement to acts of terrorism
(1) Organisation of training or recruiting persons for the commission of a criminal offence provided in § 237
of this Code, or preparation for such criminal offence in another manner as well as public incitement for the
commission of such criminal offence,
is punishable by two to ten years’ imprisonment.
(2) The same act, if committed by a legal person,
is punishable by a pecuniary punishment.
[RT I, 12.07.2014, 1 - entry into force 01.01.2015]
(3) For the criminal offence provided for in this section, the court may impose extended confiscation of assets
or property acquired by the criminal offence pursuant to the provisions of § 832
of this Code.
[RT I, 31.12.2016, 2 - entry into force 10.01.2017]

§ 2373. Financing and support of act of terrorism and activities directed at it
(1) Financing or knowing supporting in another manner of commission of a criminal offence provided for in
§ 237, 2371 or 2372
of this Code, as well as a terrorist organisation or a person whose activities are directed
at commission of a criminal offence provided in § 237 of this Code, and making available or accumulating of
funds while knowing that these may be used in full or in part to commit a criminal offence provided for in §§
237, 2371or 237of this Code, is punishable by two to ten years’ imprisonment.
(2) The same act, if committed by a legal person,
is punishable by a pecuniary punishment.
[RT I, 12.07.2014, 1 - entry into force 01.01.2015]
(3) For the criminal offence provided for in this section, the court may impose extended confiscation of assets
or property acquired by the criminal offence pursuant to the provisions of § 832
of this Code.
[RT I 2009, 19, 114 - entry into force 06.04.2009]

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§ 3341. Failure to hand over counterfeit money
[RT I, 20.05.2016, 1 - entry into force 30.05.2016]
(1) Failure to hand counterfeit currency over to the Police and Border Guard Board by manages or employees
of credit institutions, or branches of foreign financial institutions entered in the commercial register in Estonia,
and financial institutions specified in the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act, or other
institutions involved in handling of currency
is punishable by a fine of up to 300 fine units.
(2) The same act, if committed by a legal person,
is punishable by a fine of up to 6400 euros.
[RT I, 20.05.2016, 1 - entry into force 30.05.2016]

§ 3343. Failure to check euro banknotes and euro coins for authenticity and fitness
(1) Failure to check euro banknotes and euro coins for authenticity and fitness by manages or employees of
credit institutions, or branches of foreign financial institutions entered in the commercial register in Estonia,
and financial institutions specified in the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act, or other
institutions involved in handling of currency
is punishable by a fine of up to 300 fine units.
(2) The same act, if committed by a legal person,
is punishable by a fine of up to 6400 euros.
[RT I, 20.05.2016, 1 - entry into force 30.05.2016]

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