Law 11 Of 2013 Added A New Article To The Penal Code On The Involvement Of Children In Hostilities

Original Language Title: القانون 11 لعام 2013 إضافة مادة جديدة على قانون العقوبات حول إشراك الأطفال في الأعمال القتالية

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Law 11 of 2013

Added a new article to the Penal Code on the involvement of children in hostilities

President of the Republic based on the provisions of the Constitution, and what was approved by the People's Assembly in its meeting held on 16/08/1434 AH corresponding to 24/06/2013 AD. Issued the following:
Article 1

Article 488 bis number added to the Legislative Decree No. 148 dated 22.6.1949 containing the Penal Code as follows:

7. The involvement of children in hostilities

1. Both recruited children under the age of eighteen years of age with a view to involving them in combat operations or other related work as carrying weapons, equipment or ammunition, transfer or planting explosives or use in checkpoints or surveillance or reconnaissance or distraction or use it as a human shield or Help the perpetrators and serve them in any way or other hostilities punishable by hard labor from ten to twenty years and a fine from one million to three million Syrian pounds.

2. Stresses punishment referred to in the preceding paragraph to hard labor for life if the star act causing permanent disability or sexual child abuse him or give him whatever narcotic substances or psychotropic substances and be the death penalty if the offense resulted in the death of the child.
Article 2

Amend Article 489 of the Penal Code to read as follows:

Wife of hate is violence or the threat of sexual intercourse shall be punished by life imprisonment.
The penalty shall be death if:

M are aggressed age of fifteen years.
The offense took place at gunpoint.
Article 3

This law shall be published in the Official Gazette.

Damascus on 21/8/1434 AH corresponding to 06/30/2013 AD

Bashar al-Assad