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Criminal Code of Turkmenistan (excerpts)

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Article 179

Disclosure of information, which constitutes state secrets, by a person who has access to state secrets, if this act has
harmed the interests of the state, with a lack of indicia of treason, is punished with imprisonment for up to five years,
with deprivation of the right to occupy certain posts or exercise certain activities for up to three years, or without such
deprivation.
The same act, if it resulted in grave consequences, is punished with imprisonment for three to eight years with
deprivation of the right to occupy certain posts or exercise certain activities for up to three years, or without such
deprivation.


Article 180
Loss of documents containing state secrets, as well as objects, the information about which constitutes state secrets,
by a person to whom they were entrusted in connection with his/her professional activities, if the loss is a result of a
violation of the established rules of handling the specified documents or objects, is punished with correctional labour
393 for up to two years, or with imprisonment for up to two years, with deprivation of the right to occupy certain posts or
exercise certain activities for up to three years, or without such deprivation.
The same act, if it resulted in grave circumstances, is punished with imprisonment for up to five years, with
deprivation of the right to occupy certain posts and exercise certain activities for up to three years.

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