Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 5 - THE SECURITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH  

Part 5.1 - Treason and related offences  

Division 83 - Other threats to security  

SECTION 83.2   Assisting prisoners of war to escape  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person engages in conduct; and


(b) the conduct assists one or more prisoners of war (within the meaning of Article 4 of the Third Geneva Convention) to escape from custody; and


(c) the custody is controlled wholly or partly by the Commonwealth or the Australian Defence Force; and


(d) the conduct takes place in the context of an international armed conflict.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 15 years.

(2)  
Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(d).

(3)  
Section 15.4 (extended geographical jurisdiction - category D) applies to an offence against this section.




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