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Penal Code
(Journal of Laws of 1977, No. 88, item 533, as amended)

Article 195.

§ 1. Whoever maliciously interferes with a the public performance of a religious ceremony
of a church or another religious association with regulated legal status shall be subject to a fine, the
penalty of restriction of liberty or the penalty of deprivation of liberty for up to 2 years.

§ 2. The same punishment shall be imposed on anyone who maliciously interferes with a funeral,
mourning ceremonies or rites.


Article 196.

Whoever offends the religious feelings of other persons by outraging in public an object of
religious worship or a place dedicated to the public celebration of religious rites, shall be subject to a
fine, the penalty of restriction of liberty or the penalty of deprivation of liberty for up to 2 years.

Article 256.

Whoever publicly promotes a fascist or other totalitarian system of state or incites hatred
based on national, ethnic, race or religious differences or for reason of lack of any religious
denomination shall be subject to a fine, the penalty of restriction of liberty or the penalty of deprivation
of liberty for a term of up to 2 years.

Article 257.

Whoever publicly insults a group within the population or an individual, because of his/her
national, ethnic, race or religious affiliation, or because of his/her lack of any religious denomination, or
for such reasons breaches personal inviolability of another individual, shall be subject to the penalty of
deprivation of liberty for a term of up to 3 years.