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CRIMINAL CODE

N 985-XV adopted on 18.04.2002

Republished: Official Monitor of the Republic of Moldova No. 72-74/195 dated 14.04.2009 

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Article 140. War Propaganda

(1) War propaganda, spreading of pretentious or invented information inciting to war, or any other actions aimed at unleashing war committed verbally; in writing; on radio, television, cinema; or by any other means shall be punished by a fine of up to 500 conventional units or by imprisonment for up to 6 years, in both cases with the deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or to practice certain activities for up to 5 years.

(2) Commission of the acts set forth in par. (1) by a high-ranking official shall be punished by a fine in the amount of 500 to 1000 conventional units or by imprisonment for 3 to 7 years, in both cases with the deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or to practice certain activities for up to 5 years.

[Art.140 amended by Law No. 277-XVI dated 18.12.2008, in force as of 24.05.2009] 

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Article 184. Violation of the Right to Freedom of Assembly

(1) A violation of the right to freedom of assembly by illegally preventing meetings, demonstrations, manifestations, processions, or any other type of assembly as well as citizens’ participation therein or by forcing citizens to participate in such assemblies:

a) committed by an official;

b) committed by two or more persons;

c) involving violence not dangerous to life or health, shall be punished by a fine in the amount of 200 to 400 conventional units or by community service for 180 to 240 hours or by imprisonment for up to 2 years.

(2) The same action:  

a) committed with the use of a weapon or another object used as a weapon or specially adjusted to cause bodily injury or damage to health;

b) involving violence dangerous to life or health;

c) causing large-scale damage;

d) causing other severe consequences, shall be punished by imprisonment for up to 5 years.

[Art.184 amended by Law No. 277-XVI dated 18.12.2008, in force as of 24.05.2009]

[Art.184 amended by Law No. 184-XVI dated 29.06.2006, in force as of 11.08.2006] 

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Article 339. Usurpation of State Authority

(1) Actions committed for the purpose of usurping or forcefully maintaining state authority

that violate the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova shall be punished by imprisonment

for 10 to 15 years.

(2) The same actions that cause:

a) a violent change in the constitutional order of the Republic of Moldova;

b) the death of a person;

c) other severe consequences; 

shall be punished by imprisonment for 12 to 20 years.

[Art.339 amended by Law No. 277-XVI dated 18.12.2008, in force as of 24.05.2009]

 

Article 340. Armed Rebellion

Organizing or leading an armed rebellion and participation therein for the purpose of a violent

change in the constitutional order or for the purpose of violating the territorial integrity of the

Republic of Moldova shall be punished by imprisonment for 12 to 20 years.

[Art.340 amended by Law No. 277-XVI dated 18.12.2008, in force as of 24.05.2009]

 

Article 341. Calls for the Overthrow or for a Violent Change in the Constitutional Order

of the Republic of Moldova

(1) Public calls for the overthrow or for a violent change in constitutional order or for

violating the territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova and the dissemination in various

forms for the same purpose of materials containing such calls shall be punished by a fine in

the amount of 200 to 600 conventional units or by imprisonment for up to 3 years.

(2) The same actions committed:

[Letter a) excluded by Law No. 277-XVI dated 18.12.2008, in force as of 24.05.2009]

b) by two or more persons

shall be punished by a fine in the amount of 300 to 1000 conventional units or by

imprisonment for 1 to 4 years.

(3) The actions set forth in par. (1) or (2) committed upon the order of a foreign organization

or its representatives shall be punished by imprisonment for 3 to 7 years.

[Art.341 amended by Law No. 277-XVI dated 18.12.2008, in force as of 24.05.2009]

[Art.341 amended by Law No. 184-XVI dated 29.06.2006, in force as of 11.08.2006]

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Article 346. Deliberate Actions Aimed at Inciting National, Racial, or Religious Hostility or Discord

Deliberate actions, public calls including through mass-media either printed or electronic aimed at inciting national, racial, or religious hostility or discord, the humiliation of national honor and dignity, direct or indirect limitations of rights, or that offer direct or indirect advantages to citizens based on their national, racial, or religious affiliations shall be punished by a fine of up to 250 conventional units or by community service for 180 to 240 hours or by imprisonment for up to 3 years.

[Art.346 amended by Law No. 184-XVI dated 29.06.2006, in force as of 11.08.2006] 

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Article 357. Organizing or Leading an Illegal Strike and Hindering the Activity of an

Enterprise, Institution, or Organization in Conditions of Emergency, Siege, or a

Military Situation

(1) Organizing or leading an illegal strike and hindering the activity of an enterprise,

institution, or organization in conditions of emergency, siege, or a military situation shall be

punished by a fine of up to 500 conventional units or by community service for 100 to 240

hours.

[Art.357 amended by Law No. 277-XVI dated 18.12.2008, in force as of 24.05.2009]

[Art.357 amended by Law No. 184-XVI dated 29.06.2006, in force as of 11.08.2006]