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penal code

the codified body of the laws in any legal system that relate to crime and its punishment
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The court based its decision on a number of factors, including that Article 534 fell within a chapter of the Penal Code that tackles violations to public morals and ethics.
Elhais said that the UAE penal code does not differentiate between Muslims and non-Muslims.
"This can be done through any means, so it should be covered by the Penal Code - not here (in the 2014 Cybercrimes Law)."
Earlier in March, the Egyptian Parliament approved a bill submitted by the government to amend the Penal Code to toughen punishments on the holders, importers, and manufacturers of explosive materials.
Minister Kgathi also said the Bill sought to align the Penal Code with the Children's Act by raising the legal age of consent to sex from 16 to 18.
The court also awarded him seven-year imprisonment under Section 201 of Pakistan Penal Code with fine of Rs100,000.
He added that another, Aliyu Adamu,26, Abubakar Sadiq, 25, and Mohammed Yakubu, 27, were also arrested at Angwan Tiv and arraigned before the Chief Magistrate court for stealing motorcycle contrary to section 97 and 297 of the state penal code.
They said Section 204 of the Penal Code was unconstitutional and any legal procedure should be just, fair and reasonable.
Khartoum, 11 May (SUNA)- The Public Attorney on Thursday cancelled the legal procedures in the case ((671/2017 of the Sudanese penal code for the year 1991, Apostasy and Violation of the Public Safety, against Mohamed Salih Al Dasougi, after he was referred to psychiatrist-consultant who confirmed the accused was in an unsuitable psychological condition that impacted his psychological and neurological abilities The attorney pointed out in statement to the Sudan News Agency that the consultant report has recommended that the person be brought out of the custody and be placed with a follow up and psychological orientation programme.
During the session, the articles of disagreement between the State Council and Majlis A'Shura in the Omani Penal Code were approved and raised to H.M the Sultan supported with the opinion of both councils.
Muscat: During the meeting on Tuesday, the articles of disagreement between the State Council and Majlis Al Shura in the Omani Penal Code were approved and forwarded to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said supported with the opinion of both councils.
Human Rights Watch said the new penal code still allows a judge to convict based, not on evidence, but on "knowledge of the judge," a subjective approach that critics say amounts to authorizing a judge to convict on whim alone.