Damage to Objects of Public Interest

Damage to Objects of Public Interest in Europe

Damage to Objects of Public Interest in Germany

Provisions relating to damage to objects of public interest in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-seven, under the heading “Criminal Damage,” located in Section 304 Damage to objects of public interest, which reads: (1) Whosoever unlawfully damages or destroys objects of veneration of a religious association existing within Germany or property dedicated to religious worship, or tombstones, public monuments, natural monuments, objects of art, science or craft which are kept in public collections or publicly exhibited, or objects which serve a public need or add to the ambience of public paths, squares or parks, shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine. (2) Whosoever unlawfully alters the appearance of an object listed under subsection (1) above substantially and permanently shall incur the same penalty (3) The attempt shall be punishable.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to damage to objects of public interest is current as of 2010

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