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Causing Bodily Harm While Exercising a Public Office in Germany

Provisions relating to causing bodily harm while exercising a public office in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Thirty, under the heading “Offences Committed in Public Office,” located in Section 340 Causing bodily harm while exercising a public office, which reads: (1) A public official who in the exercise of his duties causes bodily harm or allows it to be caused shall be liable to imprisonment from three months to five years. In less serious cases the penalty shall be imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine. (2) The attempt shall be punishable. (3) Sections 224 to 229 shall apply mutatis mutandis to offences under subsection (1) 1st sentence above.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to causing bodily harm while exercising a public office is current as of 2010

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